Daniel McGowan, senior vice president and chief financial officer of the $149 million Pioneer West Virginia FCU in Charleston, has been named the CUES Exceptional Leader award winner for 2012.
McGowan will be honored at the CUES CEO/Executive Team Network gathering on Nov. 4 at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Manalapan, Fla., the organization said Wednesday.
In two years, Pioneer WV went from under performing to $1 million in net income in 2011, helping the credit union earn NAFCU recognition as a “Credit Union of the Year” in 2012.
McGowan was the trade group’s “Professional of the Year” in 2011 and was Credit Union Times’ CFO of the Year in 2009 while he was with Envision Credit Union in Tallahassee, Fla. He joined the West Virginia credit union in late 2010.
“I’m pleased to say Dan was also honored by CUES in 2010 when he was inducted into the CUES Rising 100 program,” said Fred Johnson, CUES’ president/CEO. “He had the potential for great leadership then and has achieved a tremendous amount since 2010.”
Formerly known as CUES Future Leader, the CUES Exceptional Leader award acknowledges tomorrow’s decision-makers for their ambition, participation and devotion to their credit union and the movement, CUES said.