Foundation Announces Wegner Award Winners
The National Credit Union Foundation named three credit union executives and one program as winners of its Herb Wegner Memorial Awards for 2016.
Daniel Egan, retired president/CEO of the Massachusetts Credit Union League, New Hampshire Credit Union League and Credit Union Association of Rhode Island (which are now jointly known as the Cooperative Credit Union Association) was named an Outstanding Individual Achievement award recipient.
The Foundation also named C. Alan Peppers, former president/CEO of the $1.3 billion, Denver-based Westerra Credit Union and a former leader at CUNA Mutual, CUNA, World Council of Credit Unions, the Foundation and Mountain West Credit Union Association as a winner of the same award.
Bill Bynum, president/CEO for the $175 million, 32,000-member Hope Federal Credit Union and its chief sponsoring organization, the Hope Enterprise Corporation, also received the same recognition. Bynum played a key role in building both Hope FCU and Hope Enterprise from a project run out of a church office in Jackson, Miss. to a 20-branch credit union, which has made an impact on underserved communities in four states.
America’s Credit Union Museum won the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program for its CU 4 Reality financial education program, which, its website reported, has helped 70,000 students learn in a hands-on manner the importance of making sound financial decisions.