The CUNA Mutual Group Board of Directors has named Bob Trunzo as the next president and chief executive officer of CUNA Mutual Group, succeeding Jeff Post, who is retiring. The appointment is effective, Jan. 1. Since joining CUNA Mutual Group in June 2005, Trunzo has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently as president of CUNA Mutual Group Insurance and Financial Services. Trunzo becomes the eighth president of CUNA Mutual Group in its 78-year history.
“Bob is uniquely qualified to carry on the work we started nine years ago to help credit unions, their members, small business owners and America’s farmers reach their financial goals,” Post said. “He has been an integral part of what we built and is the best person to carry the vision forward.”
Trunzo received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and his law degree from Marquette University. He also completed the Kellogg School of Management Executive Program at Northwestern University in 2011. In his role as president of CUNA Mutual Group Insurance and Financial Services, Trunzo was responsible for the products, distribution and service of the company’s U.S. credit union businesses as well as its 401(k) business. Trunzo was responsible for nearly 3,000 of the company’s 4,500 employees and approximately $2 billion of CUNA Mutual Group’s annual revenues.
Post joined CUNA Mutual Group in January of 2005. He led a multi-year transformation plan that repositioned the organization for success in the credit union marketplace and beyond. The plan included reinvention of CUNA Mutual Group’s sales distribution model and its customer service, product and investment strategies. He will assist the board and Trunzo to assure a smooth transition through July of 2014.