Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Richard L. Heath
As executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Illinois Credit Union League, Richard Heath is well known in the credit union movement. Before he became an executive at the league, he had already devoted over 30 years of his professional life to the credit union movement.
Just prior to joining the league, Heath was vice president of finance and administration for United Airlines Employees Credit Union. As the largest credit union in the state and one of the largest in the nation, Heath had the responsibility for serving many credit union members. No doubt many local credit unions sought his advice because of his expertise.
During Heath’s career he served as a director of CUNA, the Illinois Credit Union League, the ICUL Service Corp. and Mid-States Corporate Federal Credit Union. He also served as board chair of the Illinois Credit Union League, the ICUL Service Corp. and Mid-States Corporate Federal Credit Union.
In his earlier years, Heath served as president of the Northern Cook County Chapter from 1975 to 1976. Heath also served as vice president, president and director during his years at the Airline Credit Union Education Association.
Before his credit union involvement, Heath volunteered in his community. He was a cubmaster with the Boy Scouts, a director for the American Cancer Society and president of the Elk Grove Festival Chorus. We welcome such an outstanding person into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame.