The Credit Union Executives Society has named Martin D. Gillis, board chairman at Windsor Family Credit Union, Windsor, Ontario, as the 2012 CUES director of the year. He will be honored during an awards celebration at CUES’ Directors Conference, Dec. 9-12, in Palm Desert, Calif.
Gillis has over 36 years of experience in the credit union industry. Among his many contributions to WFCU, Gillis led total asset growth from $40 million in 1986, to over $900 million as of May 2012. Gillis was instrumental in ensuring a board education plan and evaluation process was implemented.
Five credit union directors will also be honored as inductees into the CUES Volunteer Hall of Fame during the awards ceremony. They are Leroy Harvey, board vice chairman, Generations Federal Credit Union, San Antonio; Gigi Porcelli, board vice chairperson, Bethex Federal Credit Union, Bronx, N.Y.; Linda Slupe, former credit and supervisory committees member, ICON Credit Union, Boise, Idaho; Charles Smith, board chairman, First New York Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y.; and John Weidert, board chairman, First Technology Federal Credit Union, Palo Alto, Calif.