Madison, Wis. (October 2, 2015) – Unitus Community CU, Educators CU, CASE CU, Ent FCU and XCEL FCU were honored as winners of the CUNA Technology Council 2015 ‘Excellence in Technology’ awards at the Council’s 20th Annual Conference, which took place September 27-30 in Orlando, Florida.
The CUNA Technology Council award recognizes outstanding approaches to technology challenges with potential for universal application across the credit union movement. The winners for 2015 are:
Michael Mahiya, VP/CIO of XCEL Federal Credit Union in Bloomfield, New Jersey is being celebrated as an Innovative Leader. Having learned many lessons from previous impactful experiences such as 9/11 (XCEL FCU was headquartered in the World Trade Center), Mahiya looks to the future with preparedness and e-Services in mind. Mahiya is interested in not just helping his credit union be ready to assist other credit unions that may not have the same resources, offering them access to their redundant resources in situations like Hurricane Sandy. Knowing that e-Service access and functionality is key when facing these types of scenarios, Mahiya and his credit union have been working on developing their own solutions such as a mobile wallet that can be readily used by other credit unions.
A panel comprised of CUNA Technology Council members selected the winners based on strategy, process, application and results without regard to credit union asset size.
Additional information about the awards and winning entries are available online at www.cunacouncils.org. Select the “Council Awards Programs” link contained in the “Events & Recognition” pull down menu.
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CUNA Technology Council:
The CUNA Technology Council is a member-led organization of credit union technology professionals dedicated to sharing information with its members and promoting the advancement of credit union technology. The CUNA Technology Council is one of six CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,200 credit union professionals. For more information, visit www.cunacouncils.org.
About CUNA Councils:
CUNA Councils is a member-led organization dedicated to connecting passionate people, great ideas, original content and relevant resources to find solutions and inspire achievement through the power of peer collaboration. CUNA Councils serves six areas of credit unions including lending, marketing and business development, finance, human resources and training development, technology and operations, sales and service. For more information, visit www.cunacouncils.org.