Iowa Credit Union League CEO, Pat Jury, Announces Next Chapter
Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Pat Jury, will transition his role effective June 29, 2018, and will continue consulting with ICUL and its holding company as a senior advisor through 2021. Jury’s planned successor will be named later this month.
Jury has served as president and CEO of ICUL, the Iowa trade association for credit unions, since 2006. His 29-year tenure of accomplished service to the organization also includes 10 years as chairman of Affiliates Management Company (AMC), ICUL’s holding company.
Under Jury’s leadership, ICUL capital holdings grew from $20 million to $115 million, and the organization maintained 99 percent credit union affiliation.
“Pat’s exemplary model of servant-leadership has inspired leaders throughout our entire organization,” said Brent Helin, ICUL board chair. “Through his exceptional management skills, financial stewardship and clear vision for our future, he has cultivated a strong bench of talented, highly tenured leaders that will continue to support this organization into the future. As a result, we’re very well positioned for a smooth leadership transition.”
A legacy of advocacy and innovation
In his 12 years as CEO, Jury’s advocacy helped elevate the standing of credit unions nationally and internationally. He led successful legislation in Iowa and Washington D.C. to defend credit union tax status, and also worked to create a competitive state charter that supported membership growth. Today, Iowa has more than 1.1 million credit union members. His efforts have grown one of the strongest grassroots organizations in the state and one of Iowa’s largest political action committees.
“For nearly 30 years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the most committed and principled people in the financial industry, helping to strengthen the financial lives of Iowans, credit union members and our credit union clients,” Jury said. “Knowing that I’m leaving ICUL and its affiliates with strong and able leadership, will allow me to contribute to the community in new ways.”
Jury was instrumental in creating ICUL’s holding company structure in 2008 — a new concept in the credit union association environment. He has chaired the AMC holding company and operating companies since their establishment, building and growing the value of each company over the years. These companies have included: Community Business Lenders, Coopera Consulting, PolicyWorks, The Members Group (TMG) and TMG Financial Services. Under his leadership, these companies have recruited top talent and AMC has consistently been named one of Iowa’s top Workplaces.
He also has served with distinction on numerous boards and committees, including those of SHAZAM, Inc., the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), National Cooperative Bank (NCB), the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Credit Union Political Action Committee (CULAC). In 2009, Jury was elected to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors and recently completed his term as Chairman, a first for any Iowan.
Jury holds a master’s degree in public administration from Drake University, is a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management Program at Stanford University and has achieved the Certified Association Executive Designation (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.
Jury will work closely with his successor to transition his leadership responsibilities.
About the Iowa Credit Union League
The Iowa Credit Union League is the trade association that represents the interests of Iowa credit unions and their more than one million members. Credit unions are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives owned and operated by their members. Iowans use their credit union membership to receive higher interest rates on savings and lower interest rates on loans. For more information on ICUL and Iowa credit unions, visit www.IowaCreditUnions.com. Follow ICUL on Twitter at www.twitter.com/icul or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iowacreditunions. To learn more about credit unions, visit www.ASmarterChoice.org.