MCUL & Affiliates - Executive Team
David Adams, CEO
Dave Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Credit Union League and CU Solutions Group. MCUL is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan and the CUSG office is located in Livonia, Michigan.
Mr. Adams joined MCUL 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 33-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 CUSG, an affiliate company servicing credit unions nationwide, Adams was instrumental in the creation of Invest in America (now Love My Credit Union Rewards), a program that fueled growth for domestic auto companies and helped increase new vehicle loans for credit unions, during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2010.
This award-winning program helped credit unions add value for credit union members with exclusive member discounts on GM, Sprint, Intuit and Liberty Mutual products, as well as an array of other companies' offerings. Other recent innovations by MCUL & Affiliates include the nationally recognized Save to Win program which helps people of modest means save via a prize raffle structure. In 2012, 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, cooperative advertising, compliance and fee-based solutions. Mr. Adams has 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, President/COO - MCUL & Affiliates
Ken has extensive experience working in the political and regulatory arenas at the state and national level with an emphasis on the financial service sector.
Ken serves as the President/COO of the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates. He is primarily responsible for the association’s affiliation efforts, federal and state advocacy relationships and all association functions. Ken is also the primary liaison to Credit Union System organizations, such as CUNA and AACUL for MCUL & Affiliates. He serves on several credit union system working groups and committees.
Ken has a broad range of financial service industry experience. 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. Prior to his appointment, he spent five years is various executive positions with the Office of Financial & Insurance Services. As Commissioner, Ken served on numerous NAIC, CSBS and NASCUS working groups and committees.
He served as Assistant General Counsel for Citizens Republic Bancorp 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.
Ken also previously served as the MCUL 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. He again led the effort to substantially update the Michigan Credit Union Act in 2016.
Ken graduated from U of M-Dearborn, double-majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. He started working in the State House on insurance, banking, local government and election law in 1991. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School at night and earned his law degree, cum laude, then took a job as an Assistant Attorney General, working as a litigator in the Tort Defense Division.
Drew Egan, CFO - MCUL & Affiliates, COO - 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