Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Terry Brahm has served DHCU Community Credit Union (formerly Deere Harvester CU) for 44 years. Starting out as a loan officer in 1970, Terry rose through the ranks to become CEO in 1976. Under Terry’s leadership the credit union grew from 7500 to 41,000 members and from $17 million to $475 million in assets, including eight branches and a community charter.
In addition to overseeing the development and implementation of new services for the members, Terry also felt the need to represent the credit union movement by serving on various related boards and community organizations, including CUPAC, the Quad Cities Better Business Bureau, the Revitalize and Development East Moline Committee and the Regional Opportunities Council of the Quad Cities. He was twice named the Illinois CUES Executive of the Year.
In addition, Terry earned the 2012 Quad Cities Small Business of the Year Award, is a Raddon Financial Group Crystal Performance Award winner and a four-time recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award.
Over the past three decades Terry has led by embracing technology, encouraging innovation, identifying opportunities and recognizing staff. He has earned the respect of his employees, his Board of Directors, colleagues throughout the state, and most importantly, the members of DHCU Credit Union.