Stan Hollen, CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, has received an award from the Global Women's Leadership Network, a program of World Council of Credit Unions.
Hollen was the first winner of what the organization said would be an annual award to recognize assistance in global leadership development for women.
Stan Hollen is a key leader within the credit union industry," said Susan Mitchell, network chair and chief executive officer of credit union consulting firm Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates in Boulder City, Nev.
"He believes in developing future leaders-especially women leaders-throughout the credit union movement. His actions support the network's vision to provide women with the resources to make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, of credit union members and their communities."
Hollen was recognized for his ongoing support not only of individual U.S. women credit union leaders, but also of the Global Women's Leadership Network, according to Mitchell. At Hollen's direction, CO-OP Financial Services sponsored the network's inaugural golf outing, an event that raised more than $40,000 for the network.
"It is with pleasure that I accept this award from WOCCU and the Global Women's Leadership Network," said Hollen. "I believe in supporting the credit union industry and leadership development is of critical importance as we face future challenges. It is an honor to know that I have helped to create opportunities for women."