|| Charles F. Eikel (Chuck)
Chuck Eikel is recently retired Staff Writer/Editor for the CUNA Mutual Group. After 25 years as a public relations
professional with the company, Eikel wrote for Dimensions magazine, its external publication, as well as the company's
employee publications. For Dimensions, his regular column was Risk Management, advice for credit unions on loss
prevention. He was also a contributing writer/editor for the CUNA Mutual Group's Annual Report.
In addition, Eikel continues as a Credit Union Development Educator (DE), graduating with the first DE class in
1982. The DE program includes approximately 350 credit union volunteers worldwide and requires rigorous initial
training and on-going education. It also requires participants to make a commitment to initiate development projects
and carry the message of credit union philosophy, history and advocacy to communities as well as abroad. He is
a recipient of the Horizon Award, the DE Program's highest award for DE activity.
His father was Charles F. Eikel, Jr. (Charley), a credit union pioneer and organizer in Louisiana and some 14 other
states who later served as President of CUNA Mutual Insurance Society for 17 years until his retirement in 1973.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Eikel holds a Master of Arts degree in history from West
Chester College in Pennsylvania.