HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPDATED: 9/18/13, 9:30 A.M. CT)--Patrick Conway, who served as the president/CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association for the past 12 years, has been named the new president/CEO of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association.
Conway also served as president/CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County. He began his career in the district office of U.S. Rep. Bill Clinger, served as executive director of the Governor's Action Team under Gov. Tom Ridge, and ran for Congress in Pennsylvania's 5th district.
"We are extremely pleased and fortunate to welcome Pat to the Pennsylvania credit union movement," said PCUA Board Chair Maria LaVelle. "While there were many strongly qualified candidates for the position, Pat's leadership skills, association experience, and political involvement make him a great fit for moving PCUA forward."
Conway is the PCUA's fifth president/CEO since its inception in 1934. "I feel honored and privileged to be given the opportunity to lead such a strong organization as PCUA," said Conway. "This organization has a strong tradition of advocating on behalf of Pennsylvania credit unions and for providing solutions to credit unions of all sizes. This is an exciting time for Pennsylvania's credit union movement and an exciting time for me personally as we continue to grow and thrive in what is clearly a challenging environment."
Conway will join the association on Oct. 28 and will work with current PCUA CEO Jim McCormack, who is retiring at year-end, after 32 years of service. McCormack will remain on as a consultant to PCUA through November 2014.