Murray Williams is set to take over as CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League on July 1, succeeding retiring CEO Pat Jury.
Williams currently serves as chief operating officer for both ICUL and its holding company, Affiliates Management Co. He has been with ICUL for 22 years and has served as its COO since 2011.
“The ICUL board of directors enthusiastically endorses Murray as our next CEO,” said Brent Helin, ICUL board president and CEO of the $56 million Des Moines Metro Credit Union of Des Moines. “Murray has demonstrated a fierce commitment to advancing the interests of Iowa’s credit unions and providing exceptional ICUL member value. His experience has provided him a unique vision and perspective that will be invaluable to credit unions as they navigate a rapidly changing financial services landscape. I look forward to seeing Murray continue the trajectory of success that Pat Jury has set for our industry.”
Williams earned his Certified Association Executive designation through the American Society of Association Executives, and his Bachelor’s degree (with honors) and MBA from Iowa State University.
“The future for credit unions is tremendously bright,” Williams said. “This legislative session, Iowans clearly stated their desire for financial choice. Iowa credit unions provide that needed alternative to for-profit banks.”
During his tenure at ICUL, Williams has, among other things, reduced dues for 17 consecutive years, totaling more than $25 million in value back to Iowa credit unions over that time. Since 2011, Williams has helped grow ICUL capital holdings from $20 million to $115 million, while maintaining 99 percent credit union affiliation through “innovative service offerings and effective industry advocacy.”
Williams has also served on the Credit Union National Association Strategic Services Board along with other industry leadership roles. He is also active in international credit union advocacy and volunteerism, being inducted into the International Executive Volunteer Corps for the World Council of Credit Unions.