MADISON, Wis. (9/17/13)--
|Credit Union National Association Senior Vice President Mark Condon will retire Sept. 30 to pursue plans to pursue a master's degree in history and eventually teach. (Photo provided by CUNA)|
Mark Condon, senior vice president of Business and Consumer Publishing at the Credit Union National Association, will retire on Sept. 30, after 35 years with CUNA, to pursue a master's degree in history.
"Mark has put his stamp on a number of the core CUNA publications that have helped inform and educate the credit union system for decades," said CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney. These include Credit Union Magazine
and News Now
, as well as consumer publications such as Everybody's Money
, the predecessor to Home and Family Finance.
Condon began at CUNA as an editor at Credit Union Magazine
and served as vice president of publications before being named senior vice president. A longtime advocate of the cooperative philosophy, he was instrumental in forging key cooperative relationships such as CUNA's partnership with Coopera to help credit unions better serve the Hispanic market.
He also spearheaded CUNA's role in uniting credit unions into a shared credit union experience on International Credit Union Day.
He regularly spoke to groups about the history of credit unions and their philosophy. "His historical knowledge and passion about all things credit unions always has been and continues to be impressive," said Cheney, noting Condon would be taking his love for history to another level by working on a master's degree with plans to eventually teach.
CUNA Chairman Pat Wesenberg presented Condon with a CUNA Board resolution acknowledging his contributions to CUNA and the credit union movement last week.