Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
We are privileged to honor Alan Ekberg, director of Rockford Postal Employees Credit Union. He started his career there in 1964 keeping records by hand in his own home. Ekberg has served on countless credit union committees and as treasurer. His leadership at the credit union was felt in countless ways.
Alan’s actions demonstrate the credit union philosophy of people helping people. Ekberg personally assisted three families to better manage their finances and pay down their debts within two years. He was always there for his members and would go out of his way to assist whenever possible.
Ekberg was also willing to get involved in politics when called upon. He participated in many candidate interviews, CUPAC fundraisers and legislative night activities to promote credit unions among the legislature. His political action efforts on behalf of credit unions are noteworthy.
Ekberg was an active participant on the H. O. Perlee Chapter board for many years. He was the chapter president in 1987 and 1988. In addition to his chapter activities, he also served as a member of the Illinois Credit Union League board from 1987 through 1994.
The community also benefited from Alan’s efforts. Many organizations in Rockford have been the recipients of his generosity. He is very active with the YMCA, MELD (Mothers Establishing Life’s Direction), the Rockford Mutual Benefit Association and his church. Because of his interest in helping people, being a proponent of credit unions was natural for Ekberg.
We appreciate all of the hard work, caring and dedication of Alan Ekberg. We welcome him into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame.