UW CU director inducted into Cooperative Hall of Fame

June 25, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (6/25/15)--The Cooperative Hall of Fame welcomed four inductees this year, including Ann Hoyt, board member at UW CU.

Hoyt, a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been an elected board member at the Madison, Wis., credit union since 1994. She launched the Cooperative Management Institute, an intensive education program for food cooperative managers, at the university.


From left, Paul Kundert, president/CEO, UW CU, and Ann Hoyt, board member, UW CU, with Hoyt's award noting her induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame. (UW CU Photo)

“This induction is the highest honor that the community bestows and I am committed to continuing my efforts to ensure meaningful and lasting impact for cooperatives worldwide,” Hoyt said, adding, “I am especially proud of my work on the UW Credit Union board of directors.”

Hoyt has served on the boards of the National Cooperative Bank, National Cooperative Business Association and the Consumer Cooperative Management Association.

“Hoyt’s heroic leadership has played a vital role in the noteworthy progress of UW Credit Union,” said President/CEO Paul Kundert.

Other recent credit union-related inductees into the Cooperative Hall of Fame include: Harriet May, former president/CEO of Government Employees CU, El Paso, Texas, and chair of CUNA’s board of directors; Joy Cousminer, president/CEO of Bethex FCU, Bronx, N.Y.; and Dan Mica, former CUNA president/CEO.