Iowa Credit Union League Names Murray Williams as Next CEO

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) announced today that it has named Murray Williams to succeed Pat Jury as chief executive officer on July 1, 2018. Williams currently serves as chief operating officer (COO) for ICUL, as well as for ICUL's holding company, Affiliates Management Company (AMC). He has been with ICUL, the Iowa trade association for credit unions, for 22 years and has served as its COO since 2011.

“The ICUL board of directors enthusiastically endorses Murray as our next CEO,” said Brent Helin, ICUL Board President and CEO of Des Moines Metro Credit Union. “Murray has demonstrated a fierce commitment to advancing the interests of Iowa’s credit unions and providing exceptional ICUL member value. His experience has provided him a unique vision and perspective that will be invaluable to credit unions as they navigate a rapidly changing financial services landscape. I look forward to seeing Murray continue the trajectory of success that Pat Jury has set for our industry.”

During his tenure, Williams has succeeded in his ability to achieve strategic results and operating excellence across the organization, while continuing to advance the mission of ICUL and AMC. He has helped maximize the value delivered to member credit unions, reducing dues for 17 consecutive years, totaling more than $25 million in value back to Iowa credit unions over that time. He also has been integral to the successful development and growth of several AMC operating companies. Since 2011, Williams has helped grow ICUL capital holdings from $20 million to $115 million, while maintaining 99 percent credit union affiliation through innovative service offerings and effective industry advocacy.

Williams said the organization will continue to provide leading financial services to help credit unions grow and fulfill their social mission, while developing innovative solutions to ensure the health and vitality of the movement.

“The future for credit unions is tremendously bright. This legislative session, Iowans clearly stated their desire for financial choice. Iowa credit unions provide that needed alternative to for-profit banks,” Williams said. “Like credit unions, our mission at ICUL is to improve the financial lives of consumers and we are committed to delivering on that promise for generations to come.”

Williams acknowledged the tremendous leadership of current CEO Pat Jury, “Pat has been an exceedingly gracious boss, mentor and friend over the past 20 years. He is a trailblazer in the credit union industry, not only in Iowa, but nationally. I am honored to be named as his successor and look forward to playing a larger role in the future of Iowa’s credit unions.”

Williams is steeped in the credit union philosophy, holding leadership positions at all levels of the movement. He has served on the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Strategic Services Board along with other industry leadership roles. He is also active in international credit union advocacy and volunteerism, being inducted into the International Executive Volunteer Corps for the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU).  

He earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation through the American Society of Association Executives, his MBA from Iowa State University (ISU) and completed his BA with honors at ISU. Locally Williams serves as President of the Des Moines Social Club board of directors while volunteering for several community groups.

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 Follow ICUL on Twitter at or on Facebook at To learn more about credit unions, visit   

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