The new leader of the World Council of Credit Unions Board of Directors hails from the United States.
Steven Sapp, president and CEO of Unitus Community Credit Union in Portland, Ore. formally took office during the World Credit Union Conference General Session on July 17 in Singapore.
“Although I come from the U.S., I consider myself a global ambassador of credit unions — a servant of the people. World Council and the work of those that have gone before us have brought us together. We must not forget that we drink the water from the well that others have dug, but now is our time to take this work forward,” Stapp said. “The challenge is before us and let us stand together and be counted. We have the world to show that financial cooperatives provide a path for prosperity and independence through a democratic process.”