A note from our retired CEO, Richard Cooper
January 6, 2017
Dear Members and Friends,
It has been an honor and a privilege to have served as the CEO of MLCU for the last eight and half years. The Mendocino and Lake County communities have been welcoming – the opportunities to serve and to contribute innumerable! My thanks and appreciation go to all who have served on our volunteer board and supervisory committee - your leadership and dedication to service set a high bar for all of us. My gratitude and admiration also goes to our amazing team of service focused employees. Most importantly, thank you to our members for your patronage and encouragement to always do more. During my tenure we have grown from $70 million to over $230 million in assets; membership has grown three fold to nearly 30,000. We have made several hundred million in loans to members! Pretty amazing statistics! I leave the new soon to be larger organization in great hands - your new CEO Todd Sheffield comes with many years of experience and a track record second to none! I have been a credit union employee for over 40 years and a credit union member most of my life. It’s been a great run – now on to the next chapter. All the best to you!