CUNA Councils honor Excellence Award winners
CU of Southern California’s Michelle Hunter, chair of the CUNA Councils Executive Committee, introduces five Excellence Award winners.

CUNA Councils honor Excellence Award winners

Efforts range from data analytics to leadership development.

March 12, 2019

The CUNA Councils honored five credit union professionals for their efforts in marketing and business development, lending, technology, human resources/organizational development, and operations.

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle lauded the group’s focus on peer networking.


  • Slide 01

    CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle thanks the CUNA Councils for sponsoring keynote speaker Alison Levine.

  • Slide 02

    Donna Gonyeau, Local Government FCU, says the marketing award-winning Development Finance Initiative will attract $1 billion in community funding over the next 10 years.

  • Slide 03

    Royal CU’s Scott Wuerch explains the credit union’s HR/OD Award-winning leadership development program, which features coaching and mentoring.

  • Slide 04

    Data analytics and geocoding caused loan balances to skyrocket at Spire CU, says Cliff Wantz, lending award winner.

  • Slide 05

    Baxter CU should save 7,000 staff hours in 2019 due to its “automation without anyone noticing” initiative, says technology award winner Caroline Martorano.

  • Slide 06

    “Hire hard and hire right, because once you hire them, they’re yours,” says Steve Langley, Schools Financial CU, the operations award winner.

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