NAFCU remembers Ken Robinson

first_imgKen Robinson, a retired Marine Corps major general who led NAFCU through a time of technological change and challenges to consumers’ choice to join credit unions, passed away this Monday. He was 86.Robinson retired from the Marine Corps in 1983 after 33 years of service. He joined NAFCU as its chief executive in 1984 also having served on the board of three credit unions and as a management consultant for NCUA. He remained in the NAFCU post until his retirement in 2000.As NAFCU’s top executive, Robinson led a period of growth for the association in staff, membership, technology and influence before Congress on issues important to credit unions. He played a leading role in creation of the Credit Union Campaign for Consumer Choice, whose aim was to reverse a loss in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to banking trades over federal credit unions’ ability to serve multiple-group fields of membership.The Campaign was a joint effort among NAFCU, credit unions, other credit union organizations and consumer and employer groups across the U.S. Robinson provided leadership at every stage, including the industry’s efforts to secure lawmakers’ support for legislation codifying multiple-group chartering. The Credit Union Membership Access Act, drafted to do just that, was passed by the Senate and House in the summer of 1998 and signed by President Clinton Aug. 7. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more