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League President/CEO Radebaugh honored with 2018 Farley League Leadership Award

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League President/CEO John Radebaugh (3rd from left) is joined at the Feb 24 Farley Award reception by past winners (l-r): Georgia CU Affiliates Pres/CEO Mike Mercer, Montana CU Network Pres/CEO Tracie Kenyon, former Missouri CU Association Pres/CEO Rosie Holub, Wisconsin CU League Pres/CEO Brett Thompson, Iowa CU League Pres/CEO Pat Jury, and Mountain West CU Association Pres/CEO Scott Earl.

Washington, DC--The American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL) honored Carolinas Credit Union League President and CEO John Radebaugh with the 2018 Eugene H. Farley League Leadership Award on Saturday, February 24 in conjunction with the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. The Farley Award recognizes visionary leadership at the state and national levels by a league employee.

Radebaugh, who was named president of the Carolinas Credit Union League at its inception in 2014, oversaw successful consolidation of the North Carolina and South Carolina state leagues. In doing so, he extended the association's talent and services to deliver top-notch advocacy and compliance expertise, unique and accessible professional development such as the highly successful Leadership Development Institute, and the operational resources and cooperative community vital to credit union success.

Toward the League's position as strongest advocate for the state’s credit unions, Radebaugh has forged strong business and political relationships and led strategic shifts to position the League to support members' compliance burdens. A testament to his leadership is a consistent fourteen-year affiliation rate among the highest in the country. Today, 93 percent of eligible credit unions are members of the Carolinas Credit Union League.

His tenure also is marked by the League's deepened relationship with Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman and full support for the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s revitalization projects at the Levine and Greenville Children’s Hospitals.

Radebaugh entered the credit union movement as a board member during his 21-year career with the U.S. Air Force. Upon retirement he joined the Kansas Credit Union Association as director of training and education, also serving as vice president of association services. John is a graduate of the CUNA League Management Institute as a certified league executive, has served on the boards of directors of the National Credit Union Foundation and the American Association of Credit Union Leagues, and continues to serve on the Co-Op Financial Services Board and Carolinas Credit Union Foundation board.

The Farley League Leadership Award was endowed by a contribution from Richard Heins, former CEO of CUNA Mutual Group, and named in honor of Gene Farley, former CEO of the Virginia Credit Union League, in recognition of his longtime leadership in the credit union movement.

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