Michael V. Beall, known as Mike to his friends, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA). MCUA is the trade association for credit unions in Missouri. Mike also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE).
Mike joined MCUA in November 2010, after serving as president/CEO of the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA), the trade association for credit unions in Maryland and Washington, D.C. During his tenure at MDDCCUA, Mike worked to merge the former Maryland and D.C. credit union leagues - the first merger between state credit union associations.
Mike’s credit union career began at birth. His parents, Barbara Beall and the late Donald V. Beall, met while working at Agriculture Federal Credit Union and spent their careers at NASA Federal Credit Union. Credit unions have been the Beall family’s passion.
Mike holds a Bachelors degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (1987). During his college career Mike worked at NASA FCU as a teller and member service representative, learning credit union member service on the front line. Mike received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, VA (1991). Mike is a member of the Virginia State Bar. While attending law school, Mike worked as a legal intern in the Regulatory Affairs Department of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and in the law office of Hyland and Hyland.
Following law school, Mike served as General Counsel and member of the executive management team at CommonWealth One FCU (1991-1996). In 1992, Mike led efforts to establish the first partnership between COFCU and a newly established Polish credit union.
In 1996, Mike was named Executive Vice President of the North Carolina Credit Union League (1996-2000). Mike led North Carolina’s efforts to counter banker attacks in that state and appeared before the national media on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court when the negative ruling for credit union was announced. He stated “Banks won today, consumers lost.” The passage of the Credit Union Membership Access Act (1998) reversed that loss.
In 2000, Mike returned to the Maryland/DC area to become the first Manager of Governmental Affairs for the World Council of Credit Unions (2000-2004). Mike represented credit unions before more than 30 national governments, including Belize, Bulgaria, Kenya, Korea, Macedonia, Philippines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uzbekistan, and Zambia.
Mike volunteers extensively with the CU Development Education (DE) program and has earned the DE designation from the U.S, Australia, Philippines and UK DE programs.