MADISON, Wis. (2/11/09)--Former Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President Ralph Swoboda has joined The ProCon Group as a principal and co-owner. ProCon, founded by John Gregoire in 1997, aims to help credit unions strengthen their leadership. Procon also helps credit unions uncover strategic opportunities and build more effective board governance. The group will continue to focus its efforts on high-performing credit unions and build on Swoboda’s global experience, ProCon said in a release. Swoboda served as CUNA’s chief executive until 1995. Afterward, he served as chair of the management committee of the Association of British Credit Unions, and head of international operations for CUNA Mutual Group. Gregoire has held senior executive positions with CUNA and the California Credit Union League. He is a director of the National Credit Union Foundation and was a founding member--with Swoboda--of the Filene Research Institute.