Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (center) attended the Governmental Affairs Luncheon Saturday at the 2013 Kansas Credit Union Association's Annual Meeting and Convention in Topeka and addressed questions from credit union staff and volunteers. He is pictured with John Beverlin, left, president/CEO, Mainstreet CU, Lenexa, and Marla Marsh, right, KCUA president/CEO.
WICHITA, Kan. (4/25/13)--The 2013 Kansas Credit Union Association's Annual Meeting and Convention in Topeka last weekend honored five leaders for their contributions to the credit union movement.
The meeting celebrated 78 years of service by KCUA, with the theme "The power of one can make a difference."
"We are proud of the contributions our credit unions make to their communities every day and our theme was a way to illustrate the people helping people philosophy," said Marla Marsh, president/CEO of KCUA. "One person can make a difference, but it's the collaboration and cooperative spirit of many that has changed the financial lives of millions of credit union members."
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback attended the Governmental Affairs Luncheon Saturday and addressed questions from credit union staff and volunteers. Other notable speakers included Lt. Col. Rob Darling, who recounted his first-hand experience witnessing crisis leadership in response to the 911 terrorist attacks. John Tippets shared an inspirational story of survival in Alaska.
Gary Winkler, center, former co-president, Quest CU, Topeka, was presented the Kansa Credit Union Hall of Fame Award for being a leader, advocate and mentor in the Kansas credit union movement, by Jim Holt (left), president/CEO, Mid American CU, Wichita, and Marla Marsh right, KCUA president /CEO, during the 2013 Kansas Credit Union Association's Annual Meeting and Convention. (Photos provided by the Kansas Credit Union Association)
Four credit union leaders were honored at the event:
At the association's business meeting, Don Homan, Frontier Community CU, Leavenworth, was elected to the volunteer seat on the KCUA board of directors.
KCUA board members continuing their terms include:
Shared Financial Solutions board members continuing their terms include: