MERIDEN, Conn. (4/9/14)--At its 80th annual business meeting, the Credit Union League of Connecticut celebrated the excellence in professionalism and volunteerism in its credit unions.
Keith Wiemert, president/CEO, Seasons FCU, Middletown, was named professional of the year. In 2013, Wiemert balanced the roles of president/CEO of his $137 million-asset credit union and interim CEO of the league (Weekly Update April 8).
The league's volunteer of the year is Hank Petroskey, board chair, United Shoreline FCU, Branford. "A model for the credit union community," the league noted, Petroskey has been on the board of the $30 million-asset credit union since 2000. He also has been a league director and is a current board member for the Financial Reality Fair Foundation.
For his leadership in furthering credit unions' legislative agenda, Mike Hinchey, Wepawaug-Flagg FCU, Hamden, received the political action award. Hinchey, who is president/CEO of the $80 million-asset credit union, testified in front of state committees and led fundraising efforts for Credit Union Legislative Action Council.
Three Connecticut credit unions won 2013 marketing excellence awards. Hartford Healthcare FCU, $31 million in assets, won for its "Skating through the Holidays" small loan program. Loan Program that provided small loans to help members get through the holiday season. General Electric Employees FCU, Milford, $180 million in assets, was recognized for its youth art program that tied young members to the credit union's new brand. North Haven-based Connex CU, $399 million in assets, won for its consumer-education-focused television advertising.