Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Ted J. Heffernan
Ted Heffernan has quite a bit of notoriety among his credit union associates. Few can think of Ted and not think "Mr. CUPAC." Heffernan served on the CUPAC board for more than a decade, often as chair. He made the importance of legislation everyone’s business when it came to protecting the status of credit unions.
Heffernan has spent 53 years of his life helping people help people. He was the treasurer and manager of the Kedzie Avenue Depot Federal Credit Union up until his retirement.
Ted has the honor of having a chapter in his name because of his long affiliation and involvement there. He held every position within the chapter at one time or another.
Mid-States Corporate Federal Credit Union has benefited by his many voluntary actions. Ted served on the board from 1976 to 1979. He was also an integral part of the credit committee from 1979 to 1990, serving as chair for seven years.
Heffernan was a director of the Illinois Credit Union League for 32 years. As chair of the planning committee in 1960, he was involved in selecting the Bensenville site after 55 locations had been considered. He served as chair from 1971 to 1973.
On the national front, Ted was an alternate director from 1969 to 1981. During his lengthy career, Heffernan embraced almost every office. He is held in great esteem by many involved in the credit union movement. Ted Heffernan is truly an individual who belongs in the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame.