Aside from his stature, his understanding of the power of grass roots enabled CUNA staff, as well as the leagues, to demonstrate the power of the people that is not often seen.
He told me one of his greatest satisfactions that doesn't get recorded during his reviews is the respect the CUNA staff have for each other and the rapport they share.
He even suggested that his retirement would be a "golden opportunity" to blend both of the talented staffs of CUNA and NAFCU.
In response to a question during Tuesday morning's question and answer session, Mica said that CUNA has looked into such an approach-along the lines of the milk producers' "Got Milk?
An alternative might be to have CUNA pass along some of the materials it has put together and distribute them to leagues and have them conduct advertising campaigns in their states, he said.
I think CUNA
has hit the nail on the head by stating we, as credit union mangers, can turn to our mother ship for guidance and trust in how we position our credit unions for future growth," declared James Gibson, president/CEO of the $157 million Carter FCU in Springhill, La.
Few credit union loan programs exist for homeowners who are interested in the significant cost savings and environmental benefits of energy efficient home upgrades," said Wes Millar, senior vice president, CUNA Strategic Services.
The alliance between CUNA Strategic Services, LendKey and CSG allows homeowners to become more energy efficient by streamlining the energy upgrade process every step of the way.
Extending our alliance with CUNA will enable participating credit unions to continue accessing a full range of correspondent mortgage lending services and competitive secondary market strategies," said James Cotton, vice president for regional and community lending at Freddie Mac.
CUNA members can also contact Tom Lybeck, alliance manager for CUNA Strategic Services, at (800) 356-9655 ext.