World Council Of CUs Promotes Brian Branch To CEO

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MADISON, Wis. – The World Council of CUs announced yesterday that Brian Branch has promoted from executive vice president and chief operating officer to become president and CEO of the organization.

Branch will assume the post following the retirement of current President and CEO Pete Crear in August.

Branch has worked with credit union, microfinance and other financial institutions for more than 20 years, gaining hands-on field experience in 47 countries worldwide. Nearly half of Branch's career has been in his current role at WOCCU, having previously served the organization as vice president of development services, director of technical services, regional manager for Latin America, manager of research and development and economist. He also served as interim CEO prior to Crear's appointment in 2005.


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