On My Mind

Welcome, Walt!

New editor brings a passion for CU values and principles.

December 1, 2013
It seems this issue of Credit Union Magazine is all about change. Not only are changes taking place among league leaders, there also are changes taking place on Credit Union Magazine’s editorial staff .
With this issue, I’ll be stepping down as editor-in-chief and handing the editorial reins of Credit Union Magazine to Walt Laskos. 
Walt, who I’m sure is familiar to many of you, has spent the majority of his career in the credit union movement. He brings with him a wealth of communications experience and a thorough knowledge of the credit union movement. 
Walt is also a credit union development educator (DE) and, like most DEs, has a great deal of passion for the values and principles of financial cooperatives. Most recently, he served as public relations director for WesCorp Federal Credit Union. Rest assured, the magazine is in very capable hands with Walt and our entire editorial and design team. 
I’ll be staying with CUNA in a part-time capacity to assist with the editorial transition and to produce the next issue of CUNA’s Environmental Scan Report and its ancillary products, before retiring next summer. 
During this transition, it has become clear to me that everyone connected with the production of Credit Union Magazine has a laserlike focus on the quality of each issue. 
We have talented designers who make sure each issue is visually inviting to our readers. We have an editorial advisory board of credit union professionals who make sure our content remains relevant. And we have a remarkable team of editors who are, by any measure, the best in the business. 
Each issue of Credit Union Magazine is a tremendous collaborative effort. It has been an honor to work with such a talented group, and I’m convinced that the future is exceedingly bright for both credit unions and Credit Union Magazine