CUNA honors outstanding training programs at CUNA Experience Learning Live!

October 29, 2015


Vicki Christner – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754;
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246;  

Madison, Wis. (October 29, 2015) – Credit Union National Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 CUNA Experience Learning Live! (ELLy) Awards, recognizing the year’s finest achievements in credit union training from across the country. The awards were presented onsite at CUNA Experience Learning Live! on Oct. 27, 2015.  

“The CUNA ELLy Awards are a great opportunity to honor exemplary trainers and recognize the pivotal role that training plays in a credit union’s success,” says Courtney Cantwell, Instructional Design Manager at CUNA. “These credit unions demonstrate how quality training develops talent, grows skills and creates better, more capable credit union professionals.”  

The CUNA ELLy Awards are conferred by a committee of industry training experts and are decided based on the vision, implementation and impact of the training programs. The winners receive national recognition through various training and credit union publications as well as a complimentary registration to CUNA Experience Learning Live! 2016.  

The winners of this year’s CUNA ELLy Awards are:  

WOW Award (Best Overall Training Program)

  • Red Canoe Credit Union – Winner
  • Warren Federal Credit Union – Merit Winner
  • Pacific Marine Credit Union – Merit Winner

Training Professional of the Year

  • Cale Yates, SAFE Credit Union – Winner

Training Champion

  • TruWest Credit Union – Winner
  • Pacific Marine Credit Union – Merit Winner


  • Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union – Winner
  • Mission FCU – Merit Winner

Best Production Design

  • Fox Communities CU - Winner

CUNA has also announced that next year’s CUNA Experience Learning Live! will be held October 23-26, 2016 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN. Applications for the 2016 Experience Learning Live! Advisory Committee are also now available at and will be due January 8, 2016.  

For more information on CUNA Experience Learning Live!, visit

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