• D. Hilton Associates Inc. Board Survey Results 2016

    D. Hilton’s Board Survey Results 2016 seeks to better provide our industry with actionable data for the successful management and continued growth of credit unions. The report focuses on Board governance, compensation, and demographic characteristics to better understand current Board trends, how Boards are changing each year, and how credit unions can ensure strong Board leadership.

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  • Featured Position: Chief Lending Officer

    Seven Seventeen Credit Union is seeking a talented and strategic Chief Lending Officer to join its Executive Management Team. Reporting to the President/CEO, the successful candidate will oversee the strategic direction of all lending operations to produce successful member service, loan growth, portfolio mix and quality, and product development; manage the residential, commercial, and consumer lending activities; indirect lending; collections and recovery; loan servicing; automated lending systems; and credit card functions. The credit union is located in Warren, Ohio, with $910 Million in assets.

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  • Retention & Retirement

    Security in retirement is an appealing enticement to senior executives that an organization wishes to retain or recruit. By establishing a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan 457(f) (SERP) for selected executives, D. Hilton Associates can help credit unions and banks secure a strong senior management team.

  • Executive Recruiting

    Today’s changing and increasingly complex financial services marketplace requires the best and brightest talent to ensure future success. That’s why banks and credit unions of all sizes have turned to D. Hilton Associates’ executive recruiting practice for unparalleled commitment, experience and care in the recruitment of their most critical employees.

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“Wide network, a lot of experience, vast knowledge.” 

John Sackett, Board Member

Royal Credit Union ($1.7B)

“They brought to us the experience of hundreds, if not thousands of other jobs.” 

Ron Moorehead, President/CEO

First Financial Credit Union ($491M)

“They spent a lot of time with us to understand what we’re trying to do, not only from a technical perspective, but a people fit perspective.” 

Patrick Miller, President/CEO

CBC Federal Credit Union ($440M)

“D. Hilton helped us get a foundation built.” 

Bill Smith, Board Secretary/Treasurer

Coastal Federal Credit Union ($2.6B)

“Worth the investment; the output that you get is unbelievable!” 

Lisa Whitaker, CEO

CFCU Community Credit Union ($974M)

“They were right there with us; they kept at it until they found the perfect fit!” 

Mike Read, Board Member

People’s Trust Federal Credit Union ($503M)

“They hit it out of the park!” 

Tom Bolton, Board Member

Liberty First Credit Union ($204M)

“A force within our industry!” 

Harold Roundtree, CEO

UNCLE Credit Union ($327M)

“We turn to them first; they’re our go-to resource.” 

Tom Ryan, CEO

Langley Federal Credit Union ($2.1B)

“The SERP design we really like but the variable pay scorecard has really helped keep our senior team on driving the organization forward and really exceeding what the board sets for us for goals and things like that.”  

Alan Meyer - CEO

1st MidAmerica Credit Union ($670M)

“We rely heavily on D. Hilton, and John Andrews is just an unbelievable resource for us, you can call John anytime and he can chime in and if he doesn’t know the answer he can get it for you.” 

Jack Wilster, Board Member

Seven Seventeen Credit Union ($830M)

“The biggest thing is their access to information, valuable information that helps us make decisions. Also, their experience: they work with a lot of different credit unions and that really gives us value when we’re building a compensation program for our employees” 

Kelly Diven, CEO

Truity Federal Credit Union ($717M)

“We use D. Hilton for our variable pay program. John Andrews and Jordan Westra do an excellent job and I just can’t say enough great things about them.” 

Larry Skinner, Board Chairperson

Texas Trust Credit Union ($945M)

“The two major services that we’ve used are the CEO compensation that has taken us leaps and bounds into the future and keeps us current and competitive with a CEO we treasure. They’ve also been very active and helpful in helping us develop a long-term SERP plan for our CEO.” 

Virginia Panossian, Board Member

Wescom Credit Union ($3.4B)

“Debbie keeps us informed and provides the information we really do need, the information to make a decision.”  

Raymond White - Board Chairperson

FreeStar Financial Credit Union ($190M)

“We value the contacts that they have within the industry and the knowledge and process they have especially with recruiting. They’re very methodical and they have a system in place that has been tried and true over twenty plus years. As long as you follow the method and the process and the systems that they recommend, every time we’ve done it we’ve ended up with a great candidate.”  

Bobby Michael - CEO

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union ($1.2B)

“There were two things that I think about with D. Hilton. They really took the time to get to know the organization so they could find the right fit for the person for the organization by really focusing on the culture side of things. Then being a candidate on the other side, they were very respectful of my time, they kept me informed through the whole process. It felt like a small family business that really cares about the person and the organization.”  

Rob Werner - CEO

Ardent Credit Union ($630M)

“They’re really a full service provider of services to the credit union industry. We’re in an industry of constant change and we’ve really had to transform our credit union over the last several years in order to not only keep up and adapt with that change, but take advantage of opportunities that  change presents. D. Hilton has been a great partner for us through that process, providing services to really take advantage of these opportunities.”  

Bill Crane - Chief Administration Officer/General Counsel

CFCU Community Credit Union ($1B)

“It’s really a partnership. They take time to get to you know you, they understand what your needs are, where your credit union is headed and they help you customize a plan to fits those needs. They understand who we are and where we're headed and they help us go there.”  

Dion Williams - CEO

Del-One Federal Credit Union ($380M)

“The spirit of the team is fantastic, but the breadth of knowledge and expertise that they bring to the projects that they work on with us has been phenomenal. They take the time to explain to us all the parameters, all the details and what they’re using for compensation comparisons for example. So it helps to educate us and the board as whole on what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and why we're heading in certain directions. ”  

Joan Nelson - Chairperson

Coastal Federal Credit Union ($2.7B)

“I think the thing is their dedication to credit unions. I think that they have been so flexible in working with many organizations, I work with them with a sub board that I also belong to with a CUSO and the result is they just get the job done and they’re there when you need them.”  

Mark Gisi - Chairperson

Premier Members Credit Union ($885M)


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Vantage Credit Union Enlists Services of D. Hilton Associates To Conduct Search for Chief Technology Officer

The Woodlands, Texas (March, 2017) – D. Hilton is searching for an innovative Chief Technology Officer to lead the technology  division at Vantage Credit Union.…
D. Hilton Associates Conducting Chief Lending Officer Search for Vantage Credit Union

The Woodlands, Texas (March, 2017) – Vantage Credit Union is searching for a talented Chief Lending Officer to join its  executive team and elevate the…
D. Hilton Associates Conducting Search for Compliance Officer- Consumer Lending & Collections to Join Team at San Diego County Credit Union

The Woodlands, Texas (March, 2017) – San Diego County Credit Union is seeking an experienced individual to fill the role of Compliance Officer  in their…


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