Members Choice Credit Union is Honing Top Executives’ Leadership Skills with Rise Performance Group Program

DALLAS, TX (March 20, 2013) – Members Choice Credit Union of Houston is now using the Leadership System training program from Rise Performance Group to ensure that its top executives are strategically focused as the credit union continues its rapid growth.

Rise Performance Group is delivering the Leadership System training throughout 2013 to the C-level management of Members Choice CU, one of the top credit unions in the Houston area. The Leadership System is a multi-module program aimed at developing and maintaining sound leadership fundamentals that when consistently reinforced drive incremental improvements in performance by nurturing a culture of high performers.

Members Choice CU, in operation in Houston since 1941, has grown rapidly in the last several years, opening additional branches, tripling its number of employees, and building its total assets. The credit union now has about 140 employees across its nine branches, with $450 million in assets. It serves west Houston, Katy, and Cy-Fair, as well as some 200 employee groups.

“With the kind of robust growth we have had, it has created some unique challenges for us. We realized we needed a concerted effort in training and development,” said Steve Gilman, CEO of Members Choice Credit Union. “We want our C-level executives, to focus on strategic leadership at the highest level. This is part of an overall commitment to provide the training necessary for today’s challenges.”

Members Choice CU just began the Leadership System program from Rise Performance Group, and Gilman says the change in focus is evident.  “We are already reflecting on our leadership and thinking of ourselves differently. We are definitely excited about where this Leadership System program is going to take us. A system like this is going to be very beneficial.”

“The Leadership System’s focus on leadership fundamentals is exactly what Members Choice Credit Union needs at this point,” said Mark Fenner, president of Rise Performance Group. “This program will foster consistent leadership practices, which drive engagement with both their employees and the members of the credit union.”

About Members Choice Credit Union
Members Choice Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution established in 1941, and proudly serves residents of West Houston, Katy, Cy-Fair, and nearly 200 employee groups. Members Choice has over 37,000 members and $450 million in assets. For more information, visit

About Rise Performance Group
Rise Performance Group, founded on the belief that the right people are an organization’s greatest asset, offers a unique approach to helping organizations elevate performance. Rise Performance Group provides the tools, services, and expertise that can be applied to the entire talent management spectrum, from acquiring the best candidate for the job, engaging new employees into the culture, and identifying and developing leaders who can take the organization to the next level. For more information about the company, visit

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