Wegner Awards Celebrate Difference Makers

Hanley, Mica, and NYIB to be honored.

February 27, 2011

Two outstanding leaders and a successful youth advocacy program will be honored at the 23rd annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards reception and dinner Monday night.

The event, presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

The 2011 Herb Wegner Award recipients are:

Rudy Hanley, president/CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, San Ana, Calif., will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his 30 years of visionary credit union service,

While leading the fifth largest credit union in the country—a recognized training ground for future system leaders—Hanley still spends time with every new hire to ensure each employee understands the credit union difference.

Hanley has served on the boards of the California Credit Union League, CUNA, CUNA Strategic Services, CUNA Mutual Group, and the Consumer Federation of America, and he’s a founding member of the Filene Research Institute.

Daniel A. Mica, former CUNA president/CEO, will be honored with the Individual Achievement Award.

NCUF cites Mica’s efforts to preserve credit union access for millions of consumers, safeguard an independent federal credit union regulator, protect credit unions’ federal tax exemption, and spearhead a successful challenge to the Internal Revenue Service over unrelated business income tax.

During his tenure, Mica helped garner unprecedented national positive press for credit unions, moved credit unions to the forefront of financial literacy, and raised credit union political involvement to the highest levels.

National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) will receive the Outstanding Organization Award. For 38 years, NYIB and its volunteer network of credit union youth advocates has delivered financial education and awareness of credit unions to America’s young people.

NYIB activities have expanded from four student-run branches and occasional presentations to 32 branches, a youth advisory board, and regular classroom presentations and youth seminars. NYIB partners with more than 50 youth agencies. Volunteers have reached more than 2.5 million young people through classroom presentations.