DENVER (7/23/10)--The board of directors of the Credit Union Association of Colorado (CUAC) has selected executive recruitment firm O’Rourke & Associates to conduct the search for a new president/CEO of the organization. Interim CEO Pete Kirchhof, former CUAC senior vice president of government affairs, is leading the association during the transition. “O’Rourke & Associates has a reputation for finding the most committed and talented people for credit union management, and we are confident it will identify and recruit the most capable person to lead the association,” said Mike Williams, chair of the CUAC board and president/CEO of Colorado CU, Littleton. Based in San Francisco, O’Rourke & Associates specializes in executive searches for credit unions backed by the resources of RSM McGladrey Inc. and the California Credit Union League. The CEO search committee is chaired by Dave Maus, president/CEO of Public Service CU, Denver; and comprised of committee members: Gerry Agnes, Elevations CU, Boulder, president/CEO; Steve Pearson, Fellowship CU, Lamar, president/CEO; Sundie Seefried, Eagle Legacy CU, Arvada, president/CEO; and John Uchida, Space Age FCU, Aurora, president/CEO. Committee members will work with the search firm to identify potential and with the CUAC board to determine who will be contacted and interviewed. “The search for a CEO is expected to take several months,” Williams said.