WASHINGTON (11/20/09)--The national firm of Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected to conduct the search for a successor to Credit Union National Association (CUNA) CEO Dan Mica, who has announced plans to step down in January 2011. The CUNA search committee selected Russell Reynolds at a meeting earlier this month. The committee chose the company after evaluating proposals from four national executive search firms that were finalists in the running for the task. “Our committee felt Russell Reynolds has the depth of experience and breadth of contacts to find the candidates with the qualities and leadership ability that we need for this position,” said Committee Chairman Harriet May, who is CEO of GECU in El Paso and vice chairman of the CUNA board. “The firm will be looking both within and outside the credit union movement to ensure we find the best person for the job.” Russell Reynolds Associates has a worldwide network of 39 offices and more than 275 executive search professionals. The firm is known for its deep knowledge of major industries and commitment to client service. The firm will begin by preparing a position description. Once the description is finalized, Russell Reynolds will begin its search process. May noted that all candidate resumes will be channeled through Russell Reynolds rather than the CUNA search committee. After conducting its search process, Russell Reynolds will present a final list of candidates to the search committee for its evaluation.