Former Rep. Dan Mica (D-Fla.), who is the president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association, announced on Thursday that he will step down from the helm of the group in January 2011. A statement from the group said Mica told his board that Richard McBride, CUNA’s chief operating officer and chief of staff, will also step down.“My mentor, the late Rep. Paul G. Rogers, often said an individual should spend no more than 10 years in any particular role or position,— Mica said in a statement. “I followed that advice as a congressional staff member, as a member of Congress. … I love what I do here at CUNA, and I deeply care about the credit union movement — so I have stayed a bit longer than Paul’s advice would allow.—Mica added, “Now, completely of my own choosing and preference, I am making the change. I fully intend to move on to something else after I depart CUNA. There is much room in my life for additional accomplishments, and I am looking at all opportunities.—Mica, 65, served in Congress from 1979 to 1989. He joined CUNA in 1996.Kris Mecham, who is chairman of CUNA’s board, said in a statement that during Mica’s tenure the credit union group has achieved “the highest levels of respect in Washington and nationwide.—CUNA plans to form a committee to find a replacement to lead the group.