NAPERVILLE, Ill. (4/3/14)--For the next three days, credit union executives representing 112 credit unions throughout Illinois will take part in the Illinois Credit Union League's 84th annual convention, where the league's new CEO, Sean Hession, will be formally introduced.
Punctuated with a keynote address from Credit Union National Association President/CEO Bill Cheney, the event will feature speakers, award ceremonies honoring the work of individual credit unions, and opportunities for credit union leaders to attend educational workshops and meet with vendors.
"We hope that the convention will meet its goal of addressing the needs of our credit unions and providing great opportunities to help them come out as 'winners' in our ever-competitive financial services marketplace," said Geri Burek, league board chair and president/CEO, South Division CU, Evergreen Park.
On Friday, Hession will be introduced as the new league president/CEO. He is replacing current president Dan Plauda, who will retire in June after 37 years with the league.
Pete Paulson, president/CEO, Corporate America Family CU, Elgin, will be sworn in as the league's new chairman.
The convention runs from today until Saturday in Schaumburg, Ill. The theme this year will be the Monopoly-inspired "Play to Win!"
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