Richard Wright, RTN’s CEO and Treasurer, has been selected as CEO of the Year at the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) 2020 Awards of Excellence.
CCUA President/CEO Ronald McLean announced the award winners on Friday, October 16 as part of the CCUA’s virtual Annual Meeting and Convention that took place October 14-16.
In keeping with the virtual format of the event, Wright’s acceptance remarks were given by video. In thanking the Association, he said that while he was humbled and honored by this award, no one individual represents an organization and that the award was given in recognition of RTN’s success and achievements as an organization.
When Richard began as CEO, RTN’s asset size was $207 million and there were fewer than 50 employees. With his steady hand and financial acumen, RTN has grown into one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with nearly $1 billion in assets.
During his distinguished career, Richard has been an influential figure in the Massachusetts credit union industry. Richard has been a mentor to many credit union professionals, generously sharing his knowledge and wise counsel.
“This year’s COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be perhaps the biggest challenge that any CEO could face,” says Arthur R. Osborn, Jr., Chairman, RTN Federal Credit Union. “Richard has worked calmly and tirelessly with senior staff to develop a response plan to ensure that RTN maintains business continuity to serve members.
“On behalf of RTN’s Board of Directors, I commend Richard on his outstanding leadership and service to our Credit Union. Please join me in congratulating Richard on this wonderful award. We wish him continued success as we move forward.”
Richard is a native of Hudson, MA. He earned a BS in Accounting from Bentley College, and an MBA from Nichols College. He currently resides in Marlborough.