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  • Hall of Fame

Pete Crear


Inducted: 2005


Executive vice president of external relations for the Credit Union National Association. For 40 years, he has passionately promoted the cooperative form of enterprise, and worked to extend credit unions to millions of people. Accomplishments include organizing numerous credit unions serving the urban poor, creating the first feminist credit union, founding the African-American Credit Union Coalition, and championing a credit union/financial education partnership that has reached over 1,000 American high schools. He is an outstanding leader whose business acumen, sense of humor, and clear concern for people make him a valued and influential member of the credit union and co-op communities.