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The Eugene H. Farley League Leadership Award is presented annually by the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL) honoring a League president and League executive who demonstrate visionary leadership at the state and national levels.
The 2023 recipients of the Farley Award are Paul Mercer, president/CEO of the Ohio Credit Union League, and Lauren Whaley, president of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.
In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Mercer and Whaley offer insight on the leadership qualities that drive their success. Both Mercer and Whaley have used their unique leadership styles to drive their respective organizations to new heights during times of unprecedented change.
In this episode:
1:18 Paul’s reaction to earning the Farley Award
2:24 Paul’s background
6:00 The biggest changes Paul has seen during his career
10:00 How Paul builds consensus
14:03 Paul’s keys to future credit union success
18:30 Lauren Whaley’s reaction to earning the Farley Award
19:10 Lauren’s background
21:50 Lauren’s describes her success at the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation
27:20 How COVID affected the Lauren’s planning
28:58 Lauren’s plan for the future of the Foundation