NAPERVILLE, Ill. (5/8/14)--The Illinois Credit Union League and credit unions from around the state are feting league president/CEO Dan Plauda before his June retirement this year.
Dan Plauda, president/CEO, Illinois Credit Union League, is inducted into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame by outgoing league Chair Geri Burek, CEO, South Division CU, Evergreen Park. (Illinois Credit Union League photo)
Plauda's career in the credit union movement began 37 years ago when he joined the league as general counsel. In 1984, he became president of the league, succeeding then-president Dick Ensweiler, now president/CEO of the Cornerstone Credit Union League.
For his accomplishments in establishing the Illinois Credit Union Foundation (ICUF), initiating the league's major conferences and overseeing the recodification of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Plauda was inducted into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame, and a second ICUF Perpetual Tribute Award was established in his name. More than $16,000 has been donated to the Daniel D. Plauda Perpetual Tribute Award.
"Dan is a real life example of someone who has given his all, and by doing so, has achieved what he sought--a positive future for the credit unions of Illinois," said outgoing league Chair Geri Burek, CEO, South Division CU, Evergreen Park.
Also paying tribute to Plauda at the league's annual convention were Credit Union National Association President/CEO Bill Cheney, who presented a framed resolution on behalf of the CUNA board of directors, and Plauda's predecessor Ensweiler.
Plauda's successor, Sean Hession, began his tenure at the league May 1. Plauda will help the transition process until his June retirement.