Egan retirement celebration

On November 7, hundreds of people gathered at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA for a gala celebration of Dan Egan’s career. The crowd included credit union friends from the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island credit union communities as well as guests from all across the United States representing the national credit union movement.

The party took place in the Putnam Club, which overlooks the playing field and, for this night at least, a message on the giant scoreboards on both ends of the field thanked Dan for his 32 years of service. The beautifully decorated space set the tone for what turned out to be a special and highly enjoyable evening for all. At the reception, the crowd mingled and had the opportunity to congratulate Dan individually prior to the speaking program.

The program began with a welcome from David Surface, CEO of St. Jean’s Credit Union and chairman of the Massachusetts Credit Union League. He handed the program off to the emcee for the evening, Mark Sievewright, president of Credit Union Solutions at Fiserv, who kept the program moving through the many speakers who wished Dan well, all while sharing some funny anecdotes. Each of the three state trade groups of which Dan served as the president was represented at the podium. Those speakers were David Suvall, president of Rhode Island Credit Union; Gerry Dumoulin, president of Guardian Angel Credit Union; and Bill Sinibaldi of Metro Credit Union. Bob Delaney, COO of Members Insurance Agency spoke on behalf of the staff of the Leagues and the Association.

Speakers from the national credit union movement included Bill Cheney, president of CUNA; Susan Newton, CUNA SVP and executive director of the American Association of Credit Union League Executives; Dick Ensweiler, president of the Cornerstone Credit Union League; and David Cry, former SVP of CUNA Mutual, representing that organization.

The speaking program ended with Dan taking his turn at the microphone. He thanked all of his colleagues and credit union friends and spoke of his good fortune to serve the credit unions of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. He returned to one of his favorite themes and addressed the tremendous strength that the cooperative nature of credit unions confers on the movement. He closed his remarks by thanking his wife and family who were there with him to enjoy the evening.