John Beverlin, President/CEO (retired), Mainstreet Credit Union
It's not uncommon for credit union employees to spend their whole career in the industry, impacting the credit unions, members and the movement in significant and meaningful ways. The Hall of Fame award is given to any current credit union employee or retiree (of an Association-affiliated Kansas or Missouri credit union) who has given outstanding lifetime achievement to unite, strengthen and advance the credit union movement.
John Beverlin started as a part-time teller in 1973 at St. Agnes Federal Credit Union (now Mainstreet Credit Union). He held several positions at the credit union: bookkeeper, controller, senior vice president and executive vice president. In 1986, John started leading as president/CEO. Under his leadership, the credit union serves 70,000+ members.
John has served on numerous association boards and held many leadership positions throughout the movement to continuously fight for improvement and to keep up with members changing needs. Organizations include the HCUA Board (vice chair and chair), Shared Financial Solutions Board, Millennium Corporate Credit Union Board, CUNA Board, and many local organizations.
In his long career, John stayed involved in the credit union movement locally, state-wide, and nationally. John stepped up to defend all credit unions not-for-profit status each time it was challenged, whether testifying or spearheading letter-writing campaigns to legislators.
As a strong example of honesty and integrity in leadership, John has proven how when those traits are followed, it will come back to your credit union ten-fold in staff retention and membership growth. He has long been admired for this by his peers and other credit union colleagues.