Richard "Rick" Pillow graduated from Lynchburg College in May 1978, and went to work with the Virginia Credit Union League as a Consultant, serving credit unions in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Chapters of the Commonwealth.
In July 1980, he was promoted to Senior Consultant and assigned to the Hampton Roads and Southside Chapters of the state. Rick left the League in September 1982 to accept the position of Assistant Manager of the $180 million Martinsville DuPont Employees Credit Union located in Martinsville, Virginia.
In June 1986, he returned to the League as the Assistant Vice President of Virginia League Corporate Federal Credit Union. In January 1988, he was promoted to Vice President of the Corporate. While there, he served as an elected member of U. S. Central's Credit Committee for six years and as Chairman of this committee for two years.
In May 1994, Rick was promoted to Vice President of the League's Credit Union Support Services. This division is responsible for education and training, planning, and financial analysis to Virginia credit unions. In May 1997, Rick was promoted to Executive Vice President of the League.
On January 1, 2000, Rick became President of the Virginia Credit Union League and Virginia Credit Union Services, Incorporated.
He currently serves as a Board Member of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA); Past Chairman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL); Board Member of the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia; Treasurer of the Southeastern Regional Credit Union Schools; Board Liaison to AACUL's Regulatory Advocacy Advisory Committee and Committee Member on the Credit Union National Association Sub-Committee on Examinations and Supervision of Credit Unions.
He is Past Chairman of CU House, LLC, Past Chairman of CUNA's CULAC Board of Trustee's as well as Past Treasurer of the former Credit Union Service Corporation of Atlanta.
Rick graduated from the League Management Institute Program at the University of Wisconsin in 1990 and earned his Certified League Executive Designation. As a baseball pitcher, his 1976 team ranked 1st in Division III Baseball, and he was elected to the Lynchburg College Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.