This week, longtime credit union advocate, Lew Stubbs, will be retiring after a 30-plus year career in the movement. Lew has spent the past 19 years with Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union, achieving numerous milestones in his tenure. When we look at a career like his, you can easily focus on his long list of accomplishments including impressive loan growth, increasing loan products and improving rates, reducing compliance issues, leading mergers and growth and navigating the great recession and COVID.
But I’d like to also point out what I think is most important. His character. Lew has been a dedicated champion of our movement, committed to service and investment in the future of credit unions through the training of its people. Lew spent a great deal of his time investing in what we believe is one of the most important aspects of our movement, advocacy. His contributions to our Government Relations Committee and activities are greatly appreciated and will be missed. It takes dedicated volunteers to keep our message front and center to legislators and other key constituents and we are grateful for Lew’s service.
Please join me in thanking Lew for his dedication to the movement, our region, his credit union, his team and most of all, the members he has served over the years. Well done, Lew. Best of luck in your retirement. We wish you all the best!
– Scott Earl