FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Madison, Wis. (November 13, 2015) – The 2015 Phil Greer Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Truity Credit Union SVP Mark Wilburn at the 21st Annual CUNA Lending Council Conference, November 8-11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“At every step of his accomplished career, Mark has brought vision and leadership to the field of credit union lending,” says Joe Brancucci, CEO, GTE Financial CU and a past recipient of the award. “Through his tireless efforts to provide quality loans to credit union members, Mark has embodied the spirit of the Phil Greer Award in every way imaginable.”
Beyond his work at Truity Credit Union, Wilburn has also served in executive lending capacities at State Capital FCU in St. Paul, Minn. and Point Loma FCU in San Diego, Calif. He currently serves as chair of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA), and a member of the CUNA Member Housing Reform Task Force. He also served a term as vice chair of the Credit Union Housing Roundtable.
Wilburn has been involved with CUNA Lending Council in various capacities throughout his career. He served on the executive committee from 1996-2006, including two years as chair. During his tenure on the executive committee, CUNA Lending Council’s membership more than doubled. Additionally, Wilburn was the inaugural chair of CUNA Council Forum, where he helped broker a sponsorship agreement and instituted a reserves policy for CUNA Councils.
The Phil Greer Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who exemplify the same leadership, passion and commitment brought to the field of credit union lending. Greer was SVP of loan administration for State Employees’ FCU and an active, longtime member of CUNA Lending Council.
Wilburn is a graduate of CUNA Executive Development School and earned his BA in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
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The CUNA Lending Council is a member-led organization of 1,300+ credit union lending professionals across the U.S. dedicated to providing superior education, leadership, networking support, professional development tools, and expertise to its members; and enhancing the role of lending in the credit union industry. The CUNA Lending Council is one of the six organizations that make up the CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,600 credit union professionals. For more information, visit www.cunalendingcouncil.org or www.cunacouncils.org.
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CUNA Councils is a member-led organization dedicated to connecting passionate people, great ideas, original content and relevant resources to find solutions and inspire achievement through the power of peer collaboration. CUNA Councils serves six areas of credit unions including lending, marketing and business development, finance, human resources and training development, technology and operations, sales and service. For more information, visit www.cunacouncils.org.