MCUL & Affiliates - Executive Team
David Adams, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dave Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Credit Union League and CU Solutions Group. The MCUL is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan and the CUSG office is located in Livonia, Michigan.
Mr. Adams joined the Michigan Credit Union League in August of 1997. Prior to accepting the position with Michigan, Dave was president and CEO of the Washington Credit Union League and LSI, Inc. for six years. He also served on the staff of the Utah Credit Union League for eight years, the last three as President/CEO. A native of Utah, Adams received a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Utah before earning his M.B.A. from Utah State University.
During his 31-year credit union career Adams has held numerous board seats with companies like Magic Line, Inc. and NYCE Corporation, both regional ATM companies, and has served on both former Governor Jennifer Granholm's Council of Economic Advisors, as well as current Governor Rick Snyder’s Council of Labor and Economic Growth. Through CU Solutions Group, an affiliate company servicing credit unions in Michigan and nationwide, Adams was instrumental in the creation of Invest in America, a program that fuels growth for domestic auto companies and helps increase new vehicle loans for credit unions, as well as, supporting the products of other U.S. based companies. This award-winning program helps credit unions add value for credit union members with exclusive member discounts on Sprint, Intuit and Liberty Mutual products, as well as an array of other company partnerships on products like CU Auto Club, Gas Station TV, ADT, and others.
Other recent innovations by the MCUL and Affiliates include the nationally recognized Save to Win program which helps people of modest means save via a prize raffle structure. Another innovation is the Michigan Small Business Financing Alliance which partners credit unions with Michigan State government to support the training and capital needs of Michigan small businesses. In 2013, Dave Adams was named the Financial Services Champion by the Small Business Administration and received both the Michigan state award as well as the national recognition.
As CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates, Adams has been a champion of credit union cooperative principles, the application of technology to service delivery and of focus on the important core trade association functions of advocacy and information services for the credit union community.Mr. Adams has also taught Financial Institutions Management at the graduate level for Wayne State University and at the undergraduate level at the University of Michigan, ranked among the top ten business colleges in the U.S.
Ken Ross, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - MCUL & Affiliates
Ken has extensive experience working in the political and regulatory affairs at the state and national level with an emphasis on the financial service sector.
After graduating from the U of M-Dearborn, double-majoring in Philosophy and Political Science, Ken ran his first successful state house campaign and began working as Chief of Staff for a State House member, working on insurance, banking, local government and election law. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School at night and earned his law degree, cum laude, then taking a job as an Assistant Attorney General working as a litigator in the Tort Defense Division.
In 2000, Ken was hired by the Michigan Credit Union League as the Regulatory Affairs Director and spent three years working on re-codifying the Michigan Credit Union Act, which remains one of the most progressive state credit union acts in the nation. In 2003 he was named Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation, and in 2008 he was appointed Commissioner, serving as the Chief Financial Regulator for Michigan, leading the agency of over 350 staff and a budget of over $50 million during the financial turmoil that upended economies around the globe.
Ken served as Assistant General Counsel for Citizens bank from 2011-2013, leading their Consumer Compliance and CRA team along with helping negotiate and operationalize a DOJ fair lending settlement agreement, which he administered for the bank. In 2013 he returned to the Michigan Credit Union League as EVP/COO, responsible for the trade association operations, including Government Affairs, Education and Communications. Ken led a two year effort to update the Michigan Credit Union Act, culminating with the Governor signing legislation in 2016 at the MCUL Annual Conference & Exposition.
Drew Egan, President & Chief Operating Officer - CU Solutions Group
Drew Egan joined MCUL & Affiliates on January 4, 1998. He currently serves as President/COO of CU Solutions Group, a credit union CUSO which serves 3,600 credit unions and their 80 million members in 48 states. Drew also serves on the executive management team of the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates. CU Solutions Group’s headquarters is located in Livonia, Michigan.
Prior to coming to Michigan he served as Executive Vice President/COO of the Utah League of Credit Unions where he had operational responsibility for the League and Service Corporation serving in this capacity for six years. In addition to his responsibilities as COO, Drew served as President/CEO of ACCESS 24, Utah's credit union ATM network. Drew holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Finance from the University of Utah.
Drew has been married for 34 years to his wife Carolyn. They have six children and seven grandchildren. Drew's volunteer activities have included serving in various capacities with Boys and Girls Clubs, the Boy Scouts of America, Jr. Achievement Business for Youth, Habitat for Humanity and Michigan Special Olympics. Other interests include flying (private pilot), motorcycling, music, sports, reading, family activities and most of all boating.Go to main navigation