John Damgard is retiring as president of the Futures Industry Association, Washington. Damgard joined FIA in 1982. He previously worked in regulation at the US Agriculture Dept. During the Nixon administration, he was assistant to Vice President Spiro Agnew. Details: www.futuresindustry.org.
John Bratsakis is now CEO at the Maryland and DC Credit Union Association, Columbia MD. Bratsakis had been sr. VP at Baxter Credit Union, Vernon Hills IL. He succeeds Michael Beall, who left to head the Missouri Credit Union Association (see “Executive Moves,” TRENDS Finance, 9/29/10). Bratsakis was a director of the Illinois Credit Union League and Service Corp. for 10 years, and was a member of the Credit Union National Association governmental affairs committee. Details: www.mddccua.org.