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Callahan & Associates addresses the need for information on Credit Union leadership.

In an industry that generated over $330B in loans and gained over 2M members in 2012, finding the right leadership is a crucial factor in the continued growth of the credit union industry. Recognizing this need, Callahan & Associates has published a Leadership Feature Package on In addition to several feature articles analyzing all aspects of credit union leadership including secession planning and mergers, the Callahan Media Unit produced a case study focused on a fictional credit union facing the aftermath of the unexpected departure of the CEO.

Instead of reporting on the latest news or industry updates, Callahan & Associates’ publishes weekly, themed, features on By using the company’s proprietary Peer2Peer software, recently released as a browser-based program, Callahan writers and analysts are able to take a bird’s eye view of the credit union industry unavailable to most. They then identify key data points and produce in-depth features that leave readers with a structured analysis of a specific issue paired with actionable next steps for their credit unions.

The Leadership Feature Package is meant to analyze all aspects of credit union leadership on a granular level. Articles include analyses of PenFed’s unconventional leadership program, Element FCU’s CEO’s journey to create a cooperative, and CEFCU’s path to overcoming cultural differences after a merger. The case study outlines several key players’ responses to the Board of a fictional credit union facing the sudden departure of a CEO.

“Callahan data shows that the credit union industry is experiencing a resurgence unlike any since the post-recession of the early 1980s,” said Callahan & Associates COO Alix Patterson. “Credit union leaders are responsible for ensuring the continued health of the industry. This can mean different things for different credit unions, but there is no question that this is an industry-wide issue. This Leadership Feature Package is our way of providing actionable content to credit unions regardless of location or asset size.”

The entire Leadership Feature Package is available on or you can request via email at solutions(at)creditunions(dot)com. This includes the Daily Data blog providing brief snapshots of 5 key data points related to credit union leadership. When next week’s Big Data Feature Package is released, the Leadership Package will still be available in archived form. Visit for more information about current and future content from Callahan & Associates.

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