R. C. "Dick" Robertson
For nearly 40 years Dick Robertson has served as the President and General Manager of the Arizona State Savings; Credit Union. In this role he brought credit union opportunities to thousands of people by persuading Arizona legislators to adopt laws opening up credit union membership.
Over the years he has also been a devoted credit union volunteer at all levels of the credit union movement making a tangible and positive impact. For example, through his work with the ICU Services Corporation he helped conceive national share drafts to allow credit unions to receive and disburse a member's money more efficiently. He also helped found the World Council of Credit Unions, served as its first president, and mobilized resources to keep WOCCU operating in its infant stage. In addition, he created a closer working relationship between CUNA and CUNA Mutual, helped establish the Filene Research Institute, and led a U.S. delegation to China, where he helped introduce credit union tradition and philosophy.
Dick Robertson is a natural leader whose talents have greatly benefited the credit union and cooperative movement worldwide. He is an innovator whose personal commitment, leadership, and vision are exemplary. He has been an inspiration to many.