COLUMBIA, S.C. (3/12/13)--Five South Carolina regional chapters of credit unions have selected their respective candidates for the Second Annual South Carolina Credit Union League Palmetto Protégé Competition, which recognizes emerging professionals and supports the employment and membership opportunities credit unions provide.
"The Palmetto Protégé Competition showcases some of our brightest emerging leaders," said Steve Fowler, SCCUL president/CEO. "This year's candidates provide a glimpse of our future and the quality of leadership to take South Carolina's credit unions to new levels of success."
The five finalists will vie for selection as the South Carolina Palmetto Protégé April 12 at the 2013 SCCUL Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach.
Chapter winners in 2013 are:
Chapter candidates were judged on credit union knowledge, communication skills, personality, and professional appearance. Each candidate completed a standardized exam and chose a presentation topic from a league-approved list that includes credit union philosophy, economics, viability, activism and promotion.
The South Carolina Palmetto Protégé will serve as a peer advocate for credit unions and liaison to CU Forward: The Leadership Initiative--a group of forward-thinking, driven, cooperative and connected leaders, SCCUL said.
Responsibilities for the Palmetto Protégé coordinated by SCCUL will include:
An immediate benefit to the South Carolina Palmetto Protégé is first choice of developmental scholarships.