Commending Bob Andrade for Service at Pawtucket Credit Unionby Representative James R. Langevin
Posted on 2013-02-27
of rhode island
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to recognize Robert P.
Andrade, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the
Pawtucket Credit Union in my home state of Rhode Island. Bob has had a
long and distinguished career in public service, and I want to thank
him for his continuing commitment to causes that have helped the people
of Rhode Island build wealth and economic stability.
Mr. Andrade first distinguished himself as a legislative advocate for the credit unions of Rhode Island working diligently to ensure that the members of credit unions receive outstanding financial service. He has served in many capacities at the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island including Board Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman, Bylaw and Resolutions Committee Chairman, and Marketing Committee Chairman. Through his efforts to provide service to credit unions with unique and forward looking programs, he has earned national recognition.
Through this leadership, Rhode Island credit unions joined a ground breaking cooperative with their colleagues in New England that allows pooling of resources while maintaining autonomy. During his tenure, the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island has also provided almost $600,000 to support the Special Olympics of Rhode Island as a distinguished corporate sponsor. Mr. Andrade has been and continues to be committed to the conviction that the credit union community must invest in the future by staying engaged at every level of the legislative process to ensure a dynamic operating environment with flexibility for change and modernization.
Mr. Speaker, throughout his career, Mr. Andrade has eloquently voiced his belief that credit unions make it possible for all Americans to lead better, happier and more productive lives. Today, I salute his advocacy work and his charitable efforts, and I wish him continued success in his future endeavors.