Bill Cheney is the president and CEO of the Washington, DC.-based Credit Union National Association. Cheney has played an active role in the credit union movement for more than 25 years, beginning in community-based and employee-based credit unions, then as a leader in the state association/league system and now as the leader of the national organization that represents credit unions of all sizes from every part of the United States.In addition to his role as president and CEO of CUNA, Cheney serves as president of the National Credit Union Foundation and president of the Credit Union House in Washington, D.C. He is active on the boards of the Consumer Federation of America, the National Cooperative Business Association and the Filene Research Institute.Cheney became president and CEO of CUNA in 2010, succeeding former U.S. Rep. Daniel A. Mica as leader of the association. Before joining CUNA, Cheney was president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.Cheney's credit union experience also includes senior management positions at Security Service Federal Credit Union in Texas and Xceed Financial Credit Union (formerly Xerox Employees Federal Credit Union) in California, where he was president and CEO.He currently represents the U.S. on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Co-operative Capital for the International Cooperative Alliance. Previously, Cheney was chair of the International CEO Roundtable for the World Council of Credit Unions, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Western CUNA Management School, a board member of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Treasurer of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues and a director on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross.Cheney earned his BBA at the University of Texas. He completed the Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School and the CUES Director's Leadership Institute at the London Business School and has been a guest lecturer at several universities.
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