Turnover can be very stressful on an organization, but turnover at the top is even more stressful. To assist in ATL Federal Credit Union’s (Wyoming, MI) search for its new CEO, the board of directors and senior staff turned to CU*Answers. CEO Randy Karnes and Vice President of Organizational Resource Development Amber Overla participated in the first of several committee meetings at the $13M credit union to help facilitate their executive search for a new CEO.

Dani Lane, ATL’s operations manager said: “Filling the top spot at any credit union is an intimidating proposition, especially when that position has been occupied for many years. It’s even more daunting when you’re a small credit union with a unique culture. CU*Answers has always been a strong resource for us. We are extremely grateful for their guidance and participation.”

Succession planning is one of the hottest topics in HR today—over 50 million baby boomers will be turning 65 in the next 10 years. “Being prepared and having a plan for how you will address staff turnover, especially at the senior management level, is key,” said Overla. “The Organizational Resource Development team is not only thinking about CU*Answers and our plans for the future but is now partnering with our credit unions to help them plan for their future. We’re excited to assist ATL Federal Credit Union as they plan for their new future.”