HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/4/15)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) announced the winners of its 2015 lifetime achievement awards.
The William Pratt Professional of the Year award goes to Dennis Flickinger, president/CEO, First Capital FCU, York, while Dr. Richard Bauer, chair, Keystone FCU, West Chester, will be honored as the Joseph A. Moore Volunteer of the Year (Life is a Highway March 3).
Flickinger began as a supervisory committee volunteer for Fort Eustis FCU (now 1st Advantage FCU), Yorktown, Va., in 1976. After retiring from the U.S. Army, he became president/CEO/treasurer of First Capital FCU on Jan. 2, 1990.
Flickinger has served on the York Chapter of Credit Unions, PCUA's regulatory review and governmental affairs committees, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's Credit Union Council, the Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU board, CUNA Mutual Group's Owners Advisory Council and CUNA's Corporate Task Force.
"Those who know me know that I am passionate about credit unions and have always advocated for the spirit of cooperation among my peers," said Flickinger. "Since arriving at First Capital 25 years ago, I've reached out to my peers locally and beyond, to share ideas for the betterment of all credit unions and their members."
Bauer has been a member of Keystone FCU since 1965 and has served as supervisory committee chair and board chair, among other volunteer positions. As the director of Neighborhood Youth Corps of Chester and Delaware Counties, Bauer created a campaign to raise awareness of the organization's programs.
In submitting Bauer for consideration, his fellow board members said, "Like Joseph Moore, Bauer is committed to helping those in need. 'People helping people' is a philosophy which he lives and breathes both in his community and in his credit union."
The awards will be presented during the closing luncheon at PCUA's annual convention May 16.