NAPERVILLE, Ill. (2/5/14)--Sean Hession, current president/CEO of Callahan and Associates in Washington, D.C., has been named to succeed Dan Plauda as president of the Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL).
Hession, a former Omaha businessman, has been with Callahan and Associates since early January 2012. Earlier, he served in a series of staff and operational positions at First National Bank of Omaha for over a decade.
Hession said he is looking forward to joining the league, adding, "The organization has a rich history and a great reputation for member services."
Geri Burek, chair of the league's executive search committee, said of the CEO selection, "ICUL is excited to have Sean Hession join us as president and CEO. He comes to ICUL with a great deal of experience in strategy and innovation, and brings the vision that propels organizations to greater heights."
Last June 10, Plauda announced his intentions to retire from the top league position on June 30 this year. There will be a 60-day transition period, starting May 1, during which both Hession and Plauda will be on board at the league.
Plauda joined the ICUL staff in May 1977, serving at that time as the organization's first general counsel. Before that, he was a partner in a Minneapolis law firm.