ST. LOUIS (4/24/13)--Dennis DeGroodt will retire as president/CEO of $1.2 billion asset Missouri Corporate CU in St. Louis, effective July 31, the corporate announced Tuesday.
Kathleen "Kitty" Gray, Missouri Corporate's chief financial officer (CFO), will succeed DeGroodt.
DeGroodt has served as president/CEO of the corporate since 1997 and has been involved in the credit union system since 1978. He was a director of Missouri State Employees CU, president of Wetterau Employees CU, vice president of operations of Missouri Corporate and vice president of U.S. Central FCU, before entering his present position. From 1994 to 1997 he ran his own consulting firm for credit unions, Dennis DeGroodt and Associates LLC.
He has also served on the boards of the Missouri Credit Union Association and the National Credit Union Foundation.
Gray has been CFO at Missouri Corporate since 1999, after a career in accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick and Rubin Brown in Clayton, Mo.
Missouri Corporate serves 157 credit unions in Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois and North Dakota.