Chatfield Announces Plans to Retire In2006

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - (04/04/05) California League President David L.Chatfield, whose career in credit unions is as comprehensive andgeographically disparate as any who have become before him, said hewill retire effective April 1, 2006. Chatfield has been in hiscurrent position since 1991, overseeing the league’s reach toinclude Nevada’s credit unions during his term.Chatfield’s career in credit unions began in 1965 as avolunteer with a small credit union in Colorado. He becameCUNA’s first director of political action in Washington, andwas named to the NCUA board by President Ronald Reagan. Chatfieldwas a CUNA Mutual field rep and New York State League servicecorporation general manager, and also president of the AlaskaCredit Union League before taking the helm as the first executivedirector of the Filene Research Institute in Madison, Wis.Chatfield moved to the California league while it was still inPomona, Calif., after leaving Filene. Throughout his career he hasheld numerous volunteer positions, including with the World Councilof Credit Unions. In addition, several of Chatfield’schildren have followed him into credit unions. “When I thinkof Dave and what he has given to the credit union movementthroughout his tenure in California and Nevada, I realized he hasmade an indelible imprint on the success of the movement,”said California league Chairman Diane Dykstra.

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