FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/17/09)--The Texas Credit Union League (TCUL) Wednesday inducted John Tippets, retired CEO of American Airlines FCU, and Bob Rogers, retired CEO of EECU, into the 2009 Texas Credit Union Hall of Fame. Tippets and Rogers, both of Fort Worth, were honored during a special award ceremony at TCUL’s 75th Annual Meeting & Expo, held this week in Austin (LoneStar Leaguer April 16). The awards were initiated in 1998 to honor those in the credit union movement who reflect a history of service to Texas credit unions. Tippets and Rogers were selected for their achievement in their credit union and for achievements benefiting the movement as a whole. Rogers retired from ECCU in 2006 after a credit union career that began more than 30 years ago when he accepted a position with the Texas Credit Union Department. Tippets served at the helm of American Airlines FCU from 1991 to July 2008. Prior to that, he served on its board of directors for eight years. During his tenure as president/CEO at the credit union, American Airlines FCU experienced substantial service innovations, and membership, lending and asset growth.