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Tomorrow’s Credit Union Leaders: Will They Be Ready?
Jared Ross, president of LSCU, and Dr. Leff Bonney, Associate Professor of Marketing in the Florida State University College of Business, will discuss the immediate need in credit unions to ensure leaders are being developed now. Mr. Ross sees this as a one of the most important and timely concerns for credit unions today. “We are at a critical point in this industry where there are more leaders retiring and leaving than at any other time- and this will continue for years with Baby Boomer retirements. By 2030, all boomers (the second largest generation at 73 million) will be 65+ years old. Succession planning for leadership positions in credit unions must be done ongoing, with a thoughtful plan and high potential employees must be identified and cultivated as leaders. If not, the best talent will leave (or may have already left) for other opportunities.”

Ross and Bonney will address what credit unions are doing to prepare themselves for filling leadership gaps, and what is at stake if they do not. They will also share examples of the best engagement tactics for emerging leaders and the best ways leaders can learn the most valuable skills to drive the credit union forward.

Discussion Leaders:
Jared Ross joined the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) in 2011 and has more than 17 years’ experience lobbying as an association executive. Jared led the League’s advocacy efforts in Alabama and Florida, oversaw all Association Services activities and was promoted to President of the League in January 2020.

Jared graduated from the Florida State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from The Florida State University College of Law in 2006 with his Juris Doctor degree. He is also a member of the Florida Bar.

Dr. Leff Bonney is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Florida State University College of Business. His academic specialty is sales and customer relationship management.

Oct 26, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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