Crear Urges All To ‘Do Credit Union Work’

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GLASGOW, Scotland – Pete Crear came to the World Council of Credit Unions unknown to many people around the world. He departed with a global standing ovation.

Crear, who is retiring after six years as CEO of the World Council, noted his term at WOCCU had come full circle in Glasgow, where the association is holding its annual World CU Conference. Crear noted he first addressed a WOCCU audience in Rome after he had just been named CEO.

“From time to time there are bittersweet moments, and this is one of those times,” said Crear. “My emotions are in conflict with one another. This is a meeting that will be tucked away in the warmest parts of my heart. But we are also here to do credit union work. Let’s do that.”

Crear reminded credit unions they are only as “good as the benefits we bring to the people we serve.”


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