June 15, 2022 – The Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) CU*SOUTH is excited to announce the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer, Robert (Bob) West. A United States Air Force veteran, West’s extensive and impressive background leads him to the helm of CU*SOUTH with over 22 years of credit union and financial industry service with his most recent leadership position as Executive Vice President / Chief Information Officer of Members 1st Federal Credit Union. West also joins the CUSO with vast credit union core and other software products and solutions experience having served as Vice President of Client Operations Management at Fiserv from 2013-2018, as well as several other leadership roles.
“We are thrilled to not only have found the new CEO of CU*SOUTH,” states CU*SOUTH Board
Chairman and President/CEO of RVA Financial Credit Union Rick Preble, “but to have found a
highly qualified credit union advocate who exemplifies the leadership, vision, and drive to lead
our CUSO forward, understanding that by doing so will also lead our credit union partners and
the cuasterisk.com network forward as well.”
“I am honored and excited to be joining this great group of diverse and experienced professionals who truly care about their credit union partners’ success, going above and beyond to support all those who work at and with CU*SOUTH,” exclaims West. “I have been searching for a leadership opportunity that will allow me to utilize my years of experience while remaining in the credit union industry. I have found that fit within CU*SOUTH and look forward to bringing my passion for the credit union movement to the CUSO.”
West began his new role as CEO of CU*SOUTH on June 15, 2022. As part of the CU*Asterisk network with a community of over 350 credit union partners, CUSO-based CU*SOUTH was founded in July 2006, with a mission to grow credit unions. They do this by delivering an outstanding core software and support experience (CU*BASE), as well as by delivering Collaborative Services with fractional employees to support the credit unions in the CU*Asterisk network with accounting, collections, compliance, IT management and back-office support, and more.