Sixty-two credit union professionals earned the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation as the 60th graduating class of CUNA Management School.
“The experience is well worth the time and cost commitment,” said Melissa D’Agostino, training and support manager at Achieve Financial CU, Berlin, Conn., and 2016 graduate. “CUNA lines up the best of the best, and after 2 weeks you are enlightened and transformed. It's an amazing experience.”
CUNA Management School, held in July in Madison, Wis., is a 3-year program designed to transform credit union professionals into credit union leaders. In a curriculum led by respected industry experts, credit union professionals and professors from the University of Wisconsin School of Business, attendees master key executive responsibilities, leadership techniques and financial operations.
After completing all 3 years of the school, 3 written exams, 2 projects and an oral presentation, attendees receive the CCUE designation, which signifies expertise in and preparedness for credit union leadership. There are currently more than 3,300 active CCUEs nationwide.
“The wealth of knowledge, experience, and networking that you will acquire at CUNA Management School is invaluable,” said Steven DeLap, mortgage loan officer and financial advisor, Vue Community CU, Bismarck, N.D. “What you gain from this experience can help get you to that next level, both personally and professionally.”