CA/NV CU Leagues Honor Eugene O'Rourke at REACH

O’Rourke & Associates Founder Eugene “Gene” O’Rourke was honored with the President’s Award Thursday at the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ REACH Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

The President’s Award—which is rarely presented—honors those who have made significant contributions to credit unions in California and Nevada. Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra presented this special award at the conference—held at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas—to the widow and daughter of O’Rouke, who passed away April 22.

“Gene spent more than 40 years in the credit union industry,” Dykstra said.

She went on to relate his accomplishments, including founding and operating RSM McGladrey’s credit union internal audit co-sourcing unit, as well as co-founding the O’Rourke, Sacher & Moulton accounting firm and later the O’Rourke & Associates executive recruiting firm. He was also the chairman of trust for credit unions.

“Many current and past credit union executives can trace their beginning or advancement of their careers to Gene, including me,” Dykstra added. “He made a deep impact on the credit union movement, not only in California and Nevada, but throughout the country.”

About the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues: With headquarters in Ontario, CA, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues is the trade association representing the interests of 352 credit unions in California and Nevada, and their more than 10.7 million members. For more information, go to

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