The recent letter to the editor regarding CUNA CEO Dan Mica’s (CU Journal, July 7) salary was disturbing and disappointing–not from the perspective of what his benefit package is or how much he gets paid, but from the perspective that the writer seems to have overlooked his 10-plus years of leadership as CUNA’s President/CEO, which has resulted in accomplishments too numerous to mention. His relentless and tireless pursuit of ensuring that credit unions remain a choice for consumers, his lobbying efforts on behalf of all credit unions in keeping the bankers at bay, and his endless pursuit in ensuring that credit union regulatory relief remains a priority and gets passed are testaments to his leadership at CUNA. To call into question his salary/benefits package and whether it is “people helping people” was unfair and unfounded. I, for one, as well as many of my colleagues, think that Dan Mica is worth every penny that he earns.
Gerrianne “Winky” Burks
President/CEO, Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va. (c) 2008 The Credit Union Journal and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.cujournal.com http://www.sourcemedia.com