CUs hear how to 'succeed' at Conn. league annual meeting
April 10, 2015
MERIDEN, Conn. (4/13/15)--Nearly 300 credit union leaders and representatives from throughout Connecticut took part in the Credit Union League of Connecticut's 81st annual meeting last week.
Lori Herrick, president/CEO, Manchester Municipal FCU, accepts the Connecticut Credit Union Outstanding Professional of the Year award from Jill Nowacki, president/CEO, Credit Union League of Connecticut. (Credit Union League of Connecticut Photo)
In addition to attending breakout sessions and meeting with exhibitors during the one-day event, which focused on the theme "Credit Unions Succeed," attendees also heard from keynote speaker and CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.
Nussle presented an overview of the credit union movement and highlighted his key goals as the head of the nation's largest credit union trade association.
Credit unions are winning when they are growing, Nussle told attendees.
The league also held board elections during the annual meeting, re-electing Michael Hinchey, president/CEO, Wepawaug-Flagg FCU, Hamden; Stuart Phillips, president/CEO, United Business & Industry FCU, Plainville; and Asi Carmeli, vice president/human resources, Scient FCU, Groton.
Officers elected were: Keith Wiemert, president/CEO, Seasons FCU, Middletown, named chair; Hinchey, vice chair; John E. Keet, Jr., president/CEO, Personal Care America FCU, Trumball, secretary; and Vincent Ciambriello, president/CEO, Sikorsky Financial CU, Stratford, treasurer.
Later, the league presented awards to three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the credit union movement in the state.
Award winners were:
Lori Herrick, president/CEO, Manchester (Conn.) Municipal FCU, the 2015 Connecticut Credit Union Outstanding Professional of the Year;
Philip Lane, board chair, Personal Care America FCU, 2015 Connecticut Credit Union Volunteer of the Year; and
Ciambriello, 2015 Advocate of the Year.
"We saw a significant increase in entries this year compared with previous years," said Jill Nowacki, league president/CEO. "This demonstrates the commitment Connecticut's credit unions have to being successful."