ACUM Announces 2023 HERSTORY Inductees

July 10, 2023

America’s Credit Union Museum (ACUM) announced the 2023 inductees to its exhibit “Credit Union Women Making History: Herstory.” Due to overwhelming response and support of the Herstory initiative in 2022, the museum established an annual recognition program to identify and celebrate outstanding women of the movement. 

Thanks to sponsors Cooperative Credit Union Association, the Illinois Credit Union League/Envisant, and PSCU, Herstory continues honoring the past, present and future of incredible women making history, showcasing women’s stories never heard before.

The inductees are:

  • Linda Bodie, president/CEO, Element Federal Credit Union, South Charleston, W.V. 
  • Kathy Chartier, president/CEO, Members Credit Union, Cos Cob, Conn. 
  • Cindy Connelly, senior vice president, Georgia United Credit Union, Duluth, Ga. 
  • Kim Sponem, president/CEO, Summit Credit Union, Madison, Wis. 
  • Brandi Stankovic, principal, Strategic Advisory Solutions, Las Vegas, Nev. 
  • Sarah Vega, director, Illinois Credit Union Foundation, Attorney At Law, Chicago 

“We could not be more thrilled with the second round of inductees to the Herstory exhibit” says ACUM Board Chair, Nathan Saller. “We’ve seen that Herstory has had a profound impact across the credit union movement, and these latest inductees reinforce the strength of our shared mission.”

The Museum will hold their annual induction ceremony Sept. 28, and looks forward to celebrating these powerful women of the movement by adding their stories to continue to inspire and guide the leaders of tomorrow.