Francis Lee Named CEO At U.S.Central

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LENEXA, Kan. - (12/19/05) Francis Lee has been named CEO at the$33.2-billion U.S. Central Credit Union effective Feb. 1. Lee iscurrently CEO at the $8-billion Southwest Corporate FCU in Dallas.Lee will fill a void created by the resignation of Dan Kampen inAugust; David Dickens had been serving as interim CEO at U.S.Central. Prior to joining Southwest in 1995, Lee had been withWesCorp, had served as an interim CEO for Constitution StateCorporate CU in Connecticut, and had also worked at CapitalCorporate FCU, prior to the latter's liquidation. SouthwestCorporate Chair Jesse Gutierrez, CEO of Texas Bay Area CU, praisedLee¹s leadership for the 10 years he has led the corporate."Southwest Corporate has thrived in this evolving businessenvironment and remains an industry leader in the areas ofinvestments and payment processing. Francis certainly helped us getwhere we are today,“ he said. Jody Beck, senior VP-operationsat Southwest Corporate, has been named interim CEO while thefour-person search committee headed up by Brent Taylor seeks a newCEO.

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