Former Chairman of the World Council of Credit Unions helped communities around the world | Local News
The World Council, which leases space on Mineral Point Road from CUNA, an association of American credit unions, has 30 employees in Madison and 18 in Washington, DC.
Branch, 64, graduated from Bowdoin College, earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas, and came to Wisconsin to pursue a doctorate. in Economics at UW-Madison. He and his wife live in Shorewood Hills and have two grown daughters. Her last day of work was September 6.
What do you want people to know about the World Council of Credit Unions?
We don’t have a lot of resources, but mobilizing people to tackle the big challenges we all face, it can really have an extraordinary impact. I firmly believe that we are very interconnected and when something big happens in the world it impacts communities and us here in the US I find a lot of connections over and over again.
When you started with the World Council, did you envision so much awareness, travel and change?
Frankly, I’m privileged to have been able to go to some of these communities and see this change at the grassroots happen and I’m privileged to have been able to stay here, so I’ve seen this change for a long time. period period of time.
Your work is quite varied. How did this lead to the creation of an orphanage in Kenya?