NEW YORK (9/2/09)--The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions Monday commented on the strong working relationship it has had with Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Dan Mica, who announced he would step down from the position in January 2011. "It's been a pleasure for the federation to work with Dan Mica and his dedicated team, especially Richard McBride, for more than a decade," said federation President/CEO Cliff Rosenthal. "In the months before he actually departs, we expect to have an opportunity to express our appreciation and respect more extensively, but for now, we look forward to Dan's continued and vigorous advocacy on behalf of all credit unions at a critical time in our shared history," Rosenthal added. Others commenting included Missouri Credit Union Association President/CEO Rosie Holub and Pennsylvania Credit Union Association President/CEO Jim McCormack. Mica "has been a tremendous asset to the credit union movement, and his leadership will be missed. CUNA, under Dan's leadership, has become an exemplary trade association and one of the most respected and influential organizations in our nation's capital," said Holub. "Dan has done a great job and led us in a new direction. He will be missed," said McCormack. McBride, who works closely with and was brought to CUNA by Mica, will also step down. Mica, a former Democratic congressman who represented Florida from 1979 to 1989, has been one of the longest-serving CEOs in CUNA's history.