BISMARCK, N.D. (6/25/14)--The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) has enshrined two new members into its Credit Union Hall of Fame.
Created to commemorate those who have significantly impacted the credit union movement, the awards were presented June 6 at the CUAD Awards Banquet in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The inductees were Donald Thompson, longtime member and board member of Service First FCU, Sioux Falls, with $132 million in assets; and Janice Katin, former CEO of Affinity First FCU, Minot, N.D., with $49 million in assets.
Thompson has been a member of Service First since 1960 when it operated out of a small building run by three employees. It has since grown to four branches and employs 60 people.
Thompson also has served on the credit union's board of directors since 1982 and sat on its credit committee from 1982 to 1987, with a stint as vice chair from 1990 to 1995. He also served on the supervisory committee from 1995 to 1996.
Katin was acting CEO of Affinity First from 1995 until last month and served on the North Dakota Credit Union League board from 1993 to 1999.
A graduate of the 1986 Credit Union National Association Management School, Katin served on the league's Family Involvement Board for nearly a decade where she developed the Pee Wee Penguin youth savers program, which earned her the nickname "Pee Wee's Mom."