ORLANDO, Fla.-Two CEOs who have taken different paths to arrive at similarly successful places when it comes to returning value to members emphasized the same points to attendees at Credit Union Journal's Grow Show here: success requires a sound strategy and singular focus.

Jeff Disterhoft, CEO of the University of Iowa Community CU in Iowa City, described how his CU enjoyed 24% loan growth last year, boosted earnings 59% year over year and had ROA above 2%. Disterhoft said the success is the result of a three-legged business model.

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