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Rocky Credit Union CEO Retirement & Appointment



ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, AB (July, 2017) – The Board of Directors for Rocky Credit Union have announced a change in the organization’s top leadership post.  Doug Glessing, who has served as Rocky’s Chief Executive Officer for the past 6 ½ years, is retiring at the end of July.  Doug’s successor is Randall Sugden.  Randall brings 10 years’ of leadership experience from his previous position as VP, Finance with Rocky Credit Union.

Glessing has enjoyed 40+ years of credit union experience.  Glessing started his career in Saskatchewan at Credit Union Central and the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corp, where he worked for 13 years.  Glessing then went on to be GM and CEO of a number of Credit Unions in Saskatchewan and Alberta for the next 21 years before coming to Rocky Credit Union in 2011.  Glessing stated "I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work for over 40 years in various capacities within the CU System, a financial services system that strongly supports employees that are dedicated to serving Members and communities first. I do feel it is very fitting and I am extremely proud to have finished my career as CEO of Rocky CU, a CU that indeed epitomizes the grass roots CU system philosophy of exceptional service and dedication to Members and Community". 

Driven by both cooperative and credit union values, Randall Sugden has spent the last 10 years in the VP, Finance role where he has demonstrated unwavering dedication in his ability to provide strategic, visionary leadership in helping the credit union achieve organizational success.  He is an active member of the local community and is well respected by his peers and colleagues.

Randall shared the following message on acceptance of the position:

“I am very excited to become Rocky Credit Union’s CEO and I look forward to our continued success.  I have had the honour and pleasure of working with Rocky for the past ten years and will continue to work with the Board and staff to make RCU the best possible place to work while keeping our member needs top of mind.  I look forward to working directly with the Board of Directors, executive and staff to ensure we are bringing value to our membership.”

Rocky Credit Union was founded in 1944 and has $350 million in assets. RCU is the 8th largest credit union in Alberta and the largest single branch credit union in Canada.   

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