Tony Johnson, chairman of the advisory committee at Apple Federal Credit Union in Fairfax, Va., and Bill Brooks, past chair of the Credit Union Miracle Day Board, sponsor of the annual Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run, have been named winners of the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award of the Metropolitan Area Credit Union Management Association.
The two, selected by a CEO board representing CUs in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., were recognized “for their significant contributions to the credit union industry” over the years, MACUMA said. The two were honored at the organization’s annual Leadership Conference held Sept. 16 in Williamsburg, Va.
During his 26-year tenure with Apple, Johnson was credited with leading the CU through a period of substantial growth including establishing the Credit Union Mortgage Association. Johnson actively participated in the Virginia Credit Union League and was a founding member of MACUMA. Throughout his career, Johnson served as baseball coach and mentor to young CU employees, securing college scholarships for young people to attend schools from Virginia to Florida.
Brooks, an ex-officio member of the Credit Union Miracle Day Board, began his career as an NCUA examiner and was president/CEO at Lafayette FCU. He served as a director of MACUMA and of NAFCU, where he was treasurer for three years. During his tenure at NAFCU, Brooks worked to pass the Credit Union Member Access Act and to raise funds for the World War II Memorial.