Introducing CCUL: Executives lead with passion, powerful vision
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Chief Financial Officer
SVP Association Services
In this final edition of “Introducing CCUL” we focus on the executive leadership guiding this organization. Led by Carolinas Credit Union League President and Chief Executive Officer John Radebaugh, this team derives strength from years of experience in the movement, a powerful vision for this new organization, and a passion for ensuring the success of credit unions in the Carolinas.
President and CEO John Radebaugh has been with the league since 2003, originally serving as president of the former North Carolina Credit Union League. As the principal, he is actively involved with legislative affairs on state and federal levels, quality and efficiency of services CCUL offers members, and advancement of the credit union movement on a national level.
Prior to joining the league, John was president of the New Mexico CU League (NMCUL). He also held senior management positions as vice president of association services and director of training and education for the Kansas Credit Union Association from 1993 to 2000. He is a retired first sergeant of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of Newman University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. Radebaugh also is a graduate of the League Management Institute as a certified league executive and is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership School in the U.S. Air Force.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Eric Gelly began his credit union career in 1993 as a business development consultant with Truliant Federal Credit Union. After four years at Truliant, he joined the league in 1997 as a business consultant. Over the next four years, he served as assistant vice president of the education and training department and then as executive vice president.
Also EVP/COO of the league service corporation, Professional League Resources, Eric leads corporate accounting, business development, professional development, small credit union initiatives, and audit services. He is a 1993 graduate of Evangel College with a double major in marketing and management.
As chief financial officer, Mary Gardner manages the corporate accounting for the Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL) and its many subsidiaries, as well as the league’s human resources and credit union accounting departments.
She is a graduate of Winthrop University and her background includes nearly 20 years in the insurance industry, holding many different positions in finance before joining the league in 2005. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of South Carolina, and was most recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the CUNA CFO Council.
Senior Vice President of Association Services Dan Schline joined the league in 1997 as field director of North Carolinians for Credit Union Choice, the grassroots coalition organized by North Carolina credit unions during their campaign to pass the Credit Union Membership Access Act (HR 1151). Following successful passage of HR 1151 in 1999, Dan rose to assistant vice president of governmental affairs and four years later to vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs.
Today, Dan oversees league efforts in legislative, political, and regulatory advocacy, compliance, cooperative initiatives, and public relations and communications. A Winston-Salem native, Dan graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1994 with a double major in political science and economics. Prior to joining the league, he worked for the NC Democratic Party and on the U.S. Senate campaign of Charlie Sanders. He later moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Baltimore.
Over the past three months through this “Introducing CCUL” series we have been pleased to be able to share information about the dedicated and knowledgeable staff at your new league. From advocacy, auditing, and compliance to community, professional development, and small credit union initiatives, our focus as a team is on delivering value and real solutions for credit unions of every size.
Your credit union is our priority and getting to know our staff is a great way to better understand the services CCUL offers. If you missed a week or two of this series, we invite you to view the archive here.