NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif.-In February, $1.9-billion SAFE Credit Union announced an unusual power-sharing arrangement, with EVP/COO Dave Roughton being named president and COO, while long-time CEO Henry Wirz retained that title.

The plan is for Roughton to assume more of the day-to-day responsibilities, while Wirz dedicates more time to development of strategies and the long-term business plan. Roughton told Credit Union Journal the partnership is working well, mostly because he and Wirz have such similar mindsets.

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