Retired President & CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU Rudy Hanley is this Week’s Guest on Everything Co-op


Rudy Hanley, retired president & CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and a 2018 inductee to the Cooperative Hall of Fame, will appear on Everything Co-op on Thursday, May 9. A weekly exploration of the impact and potential of the cooperative business model, Everything Co-op aims to generate interest in and support for the cooperative movement.

Hosted by Vernon Oakes and conversational in format, the show is streamed live at every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Everything Co-op also airs live in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area on WOL 1450 AM—Radio One’s premiere talk radio station.

This week’s conversation will explore advancements in member services for credit unions. During his career, Hanley embraced innovative technologies, bringing ATMs and other electronic services to the membership and co-founded an organization to research and develop technology solutions for credit unions.

Spanning close to four decades, Hanley’s career in cooperatives began at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), where—as an attorney—he successfully defended the tax-exempt status of credit unions. Later, Hanley led the research and development department of the California Credit Union League. He joined SchoolsFirst FCU in 1982, which grew under his watch from a single location with $150 million in assets to the largest U.S. credit union for school employees, with 45 branches in California, $10 billion in assets and 600,000 members.

Listen to archived episodes—including NCBA CLUSA’s centennial podcast series in partnership with Everything Co-op—at

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