Cornerstone Credit Union League President/CEO Dick Ensweiler has been honored with the proclamation that the new America’s Credit Union Museum Library will be named the Richard L. “Dick” Ensweiler Research Library.
Stephanie Smith, executive director of America’s Credit Union Museum, and Michael L’Ecuyer, chairman of America’s Credit Union Museum, revealed the name at the Cornerstone Credit Union League Annual Meeting and Expo this week. A video showcasing Ensweiler's legacy and commitment to the industry was shown, and Ensweiler was presented with a pair of engraved bookends for his personal library.
Ensweiler will retire April 30. In addition to his numerous contributions to the credit union industry, Ensweiler served on the board of America’s Credit Union Museum for more than a decade and was instrumental in championing the museum’s Legacy Capital Campaign.
The Research Library will be located in the to-be-constructed CUNA Research Center building adjacent to America’s Credit Union Museum in Manchester, N.H. The Research Library will become the exclusive physical and digital repository of U.S. credit union history. Credit union professionals, researchers, and writers will have direct access to important documents and artifacts that record the growth, success and impact credit unions have had on the financial prosperity of everyday Americans over the past 100 years.
The decision to honor Ensweiler’s legacy was a collaboration between the Cornerstone Credit Union League and America’s Credit Union Museum. More than 80 credit unions and leagues contributed.