WASHINGTON (3/12/15)--Two credit union leaders were recognized for their league and advocacy achievements with awards given in conjunction with the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) this week.
|Dave Adams, Michigan Credit Union League CEO, center, receives the Farley League Leadership Award from the American Association of Credit Union Leagues. (Michigan Credit Union League Photo)|
Dave Adams, CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates, received the Farley League Leadership Award from the American Association of Credit Union Leagues for his visionary leadership.
Adams has led the Michigan league for 17 years and previously headed state credit union leagues in Washington and Utah.
Under his leadership, 100% of the Michigan congressional delegation has indicated support for credit unions' not-for-profit tax status. At the state level, he has led the charge for a progressive state charter.
"Dave has spent his career as a relentless advocate for credit unions in Utah, Washington and Michigan and the results of his passion to advance the movement speak for themselves," said Ken Ross, league executive vice president/chief operating officer (Monitor March 9).
Adams also led the creation of the league subsidiary, CU Solutions Group, which offers Love My Credit Union Rewards with its membership and loyalty growth programs.
The award is named in honor of Gene Farley, former CEO of the Virginia Credit Union League.
Also this week, the Buck Levins Credit Union Political Activist Award went to Tony Budet, CEO, University FCU, Austin, Texas. The award goes to individuals who are viewed as exemplary pacesetters and leaders in credit union activism at state and national levels.
"We in Texas are blessed with an exceptional league that makes advocacy meaningful, relatively easy, and effective," Budet said (Leaguer March 11). "CUNA does likewise at the national level, positioning credit unions with one of the most enviable political frameworks in the country."
Cornerstone Credit Union League CEO Dick Ensweiler said, "Tony Budet is a man to be emulated in the world of credit unions. He sets the bar high for himself--and then higher--as a political activist nationally and a dynamic civic leader in his community."
Budet presented the results of CUNA's Member Activation Program research project to the CUNA GAC audience Wednesday (News Now March 11).