DULUTH, Ga. (3/4/16)--Two Georgia credit union leaders were awarded for their lifetime achievement and distinguished service by the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates (GCUA).
Mike Culbertson, vice president of branch strategies, GEMC FCU, Tucker, Ga., received the Moses C. Davis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Culbertson has devoted more than 40 years to the credit union movement as an active member of the advocacy and business efforts in Kansas, Ohio and Georgia. His leadership positions include president of the Kansas Credit Union Association, CEO of CUSC and chief advocacy officer for GCUA.
“Mike’s love of the credit union movement and technology has put him in a unique position to not only advocate on behalf of credit unions, but to help build technological opportunities for credit unions in their service to their members,” said GCUA President/CEO Mike Mercer. “Mike has worked hard to help build and support lasting opportunities for cooperative finance.”
George Reynolds, retired senior deputy commissioner for the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, is being honored with the Eloise Woods Distinguished Service Award.
Reynolds was an active member of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS), where he served as chair, and a strong advocate for the dual-chartering system. He currently is on the supervisory committee of DOCO CU, Albany, Ga.
“Throughout his tenure, George was always one to look for growth opportunities for the credit union system, while keeping in mind the need for safety and soundness,” Mercer said. “When we passed a modernization of the state’s Credit Union Act, George helped ensure that the governing rules provided a framework for credit unions to best serve their members.”