The president/CEO of the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES), John Pembroke, passed away on Monday, according to a statement released by CUES.
“A progressive and inspiring leader, John leveraged his diverse business skills, relationship-building expertise, and leadership attributes to drive organizational growth and profitability at the membership association. Under his leadership, CUES membership tripled, member loyalty increased, and new and innovative talent development offerings were created,” CUES said in a statement. “As a mentor and advocate of a people-first philosophy, he encouraged and supported the employees at CUES, guiding the team to reach their individual and collective potential. He worked to evolve CUES into an industry thought leader, and made diversity, equity and inclusion a priority throughout the entire organization.”
Pembroke had been president/CEO of CUES for more than seven years. Prior to that, he was the organization’s COO for just over two years after starting with CUES in 2013. Pembroke was named to Madison365’s Black Power 2018: Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders list.