The Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL) President/CEO Bob Gallman announced his intent to retire in March 2022 following an extensive and decorated career in the movement that spans more than 45 years.
Gallman’s knowledge of the credit union system was instrumental when he took the helm as CEO in 2017. He aided in several operational upgrades, secured new partnerships, and made key enhancements to products and services. Additionally, in an effort to show continued commitment and solidarity with Louisiana credit unions, he was the driving force behind the distribution of COVID-19 rebate payments to membership, a first of its kind in the association landscape.
“From day one, Bob has been dedicated to raising the standards of what makes a trade association valuable. Under his leadership, the League has continued to emerge as one of the most respected trade associations," said LCUL Board Chairman Sidney Parfait. "It has been an honor and a privilege to work side by side with such an influential force in the movement."
Prior to his role as LCUL CEO, he served as a Vice President & Senior Marketing Officer for CUNA Mutual Group as well as a number of leadership positions at the Cornerstone Credit Union League such as Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Business Services Officer. A native of Jackson, MS and a graduate of Delta State University, his honors include Faculty Scholar and Top Business Student by the Wall Street Journal. He also earned Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) distinction from the National Credit Union Foundation.
"I am extremely humbled by the opportunities I was afforded and the experiences it created. I'm proud of what we've accomplished here in Louisiana over the past years together and to be part of such rich tradition. While I look forward to spending more time with my grandchildren, I will be eternally grateful for the relationships that were formed and find comfort in knowing that the Louisiana League has an extraordinary future," commented Gallman.
The League Board of Directors will discuss the formal succession process at an upcoming meeting.