WASHINGTON (3/31/16)--The American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL) has named Brad Miller, president/CEO of Palmetto Cooperative Services LLC, as its executive director.
Miller’s selection caps an extensive national search that attracted a strong and diverse slate of candidates.
“His experience working with the Leagues and his broad understanding of the issues they face create a strong foundation that he can leverage to immediately begin guiding this organization forward,” said Mark Cummins, AACUL chair and president/CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network.
Miller comes to AACUL with 25 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry. Since 2013, he has been president/CEO of Palmetto Cooperative Services, Irma, S.C., a credit union service organization specializing in payment services, member communications and business process outsourcing.
He also was president/CEO of Southeast Corporate FCU, Tallahassee, Fla., executive director of the Association of Corporate Credit Unions and vice president of corporate relations for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
He will be based in Washington, serving on CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle’s leadership team and reporting to both the AACUL board and Nussle. He will start April 18.
AACUL is comprised of state credit union Leagues that are members of CUNA. The organization strives to create an environment that cultivates the success of the Leagues, both individually and collectively, and strengthens their vital role of protecting and fostering the credit union system.
“Brad arrives to the CUNA/League system at an exciting time,” said Nussle, who is an ex officio member of the AACUL board. “Interdependence between CUNA and the Leagues remains critical to the continued success of the movement, and AACUL will play a central role in further strengthening those ties. Brad’s experience demonstrates that he can effectively lead the organization’s continued efforts in this regard.”
“I have a strong passion for serving this industry, particularly in the areas of advocacy and member relationships,” Miller said. “I’ve had the privilege of working with credit union leaders nationwide, including many League CEOs and staff, as well as management and staff at CUNA and other system organizations. I look forward to building on those relationships as AACUL’s executive director to further shape and advance the credit union movement.”