Head Awarded Certified Credit Union Executive Designation at CUNA Management School

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 11, 2021 – Rich Head, Vice President of Information Technology at Linn Area Credit Union, earned the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation as a member of the graduating class of CUNA Management School, which was held July 12-21, 2021. Head graduated with high honors.

“On behalf of Credit Union National Association, I want to congratulate Rich Head on completing the substantial undertaking that is CUNA Management School,” said James Carrick, vice president of blended learning at CUNA. “Over the three-year program, he has mastered the art of credit union leadership, proven his capacities as an executive and developed a unique, clear vision for success. I look forward to seeing how he will transform the movement.”

CUNA Management School prepares attendees for roles as credit union leaders through three years of projects, activities, examinations and expert instruction. Studying under professors from the University of Wisconsin School of Business, participants learn about an enormous range of topics, including management, financials, internal controls, crisis management and organizational behavior.

By completing all three years of the school, three exams, two projects and an oral presentation, attendees earn the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation, which signifies knowledge of and readiness for credit union leadership. Head was one of 78 attendees to graduate with a designation this year.

“We are proud of Rich’s accomplishment, and we look forward to his continued contributions to Linn Area Credit Union,” said Paula O’Rourke, President/CEO of Linn Area Credit Union. “Over the past 10 years, Rich has been instrumental in driving our technological initiatives, which has allowed us to grow our organization and be prepared to serve our members in today’s challenging environment.”

To learn more about CUNA Management School, visit cuna.org/cms.

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About Linn Area Credit Union

Linn Area Credit Union was founded in 1935 when eleven Cedar Rapids teachers each put up $5 of their own money. By the end of the first year, the Cedar Rapids Teachers’ Credit Union (as it was then known) had 72 members. Today, Linn Area Credit Union has five locations and serves nearly 25,000 members in 22 counties. The credit union actively contributes to local communities and nonprofit organizations centered on children, families, and education. Linn Area Credit Union’s mission is to be partners in a successful future with our members and employees by providing caring financial services and community support. Learn more at www.linnareacu.org.

About CUNA     

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America's credit unions, which are owned by 120 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.

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