The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association recognized David Ackerman, president/CEO of the $201 million USX Federal Credit Union of Cranberry Township, with the William W. Pratt Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2013 Credit Union Professional of the Year.
The award was presented during the gala banquet at the PCUA 79th Annual Convention & Exposition earlier this month in Hershey, Pa.
For more than 28 years, Ackerman has been active in the credit union movement. In 1985, he served as a director at the $277 million Earthmover Credit Union in Forsyth, Ill. Two years later, he was named chief financial officer.
In 1999, Ackerman was named the president/CEO of USX FCU. Under his leadership, the credit union grew its membership, asset size and added branch locations as well as new sponsor employee groups.
Ackerman’s passion for the credit union motto of people helping people is demonstrated in not only his professional life but also his personal life. As the treasurer of Allison Park Church, he uses his professional skills to assist his church’s needs, and serves on the Network of Hope’s advisory board. In addition, Ackerman has taken several mission trips overseas, including providing assistance to the credit unions and people of Haiti.
Ackerman has served as a board member of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation since 2006, serving as vice chair since 2009. He also serves as the chair of the Foundation’s Grants Committee, and served on the original Haiti Task Force.
“We were pleased to recognize Dave’s career and commitment to the credit union movement during our annual convention,” said PCUA President/CEO Jim McCormack. “Dave embodies the true spirit of people helping people.”
The Professional of the Year Award is presented in memory of William W. Pratt, who for more than three decades worked on behalf of credit unions. When Pratt began working at the Association in 1942, there were 550 credit unions in Pennsylvania. When he retired in 1965, there were nearly 1,300 credit unions across the state.