CU Times 2017 Trailblazer Awards
CU Times is very honored to recognize the best the credit union community has to offer with our 12th annual Trailblazer Awards.
Hundreds of credit union professionals turn out each year for the CU Times Trailblazer Awards reception to help honor the top credit union professionals and volunteers. CU Times will host the 2017 reception on Tuesday, February 28, at the Renaissance in Washington, DC, during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference.
The deadline for applications is October 10, 2016.
Nominate your picks for CEO, CFO, IT Executive, Marketing Executive, Lending Officer and Volunteer of the Year, as well as credit unions for Outstanding Political Action and Outstanding Service to the Underserved.
Trailblazer Marketing Executive of the Year Willard Ross, from the $2.2 billion Coastal FCU, used video tellers to boost his CU's profile while streamlining operations.
Trailblazer Lending Executive of the Year Corey Miller grew consumer loans by almost 20% last year at the $831 million Northwest Community Credit Union.
The Trailblazer Service to the Underserved winner, the $61 million Lower Valley Credit Union, uses auto loans to provide opportunities for the underserved.
Trailblazer Outstanding Political Action winner, the $822 million Credit Union ONE, fought skimmers by spearheading new state legislation.
Trailblazer CEO of the Year Joe Thomas, Jr. saved a man from his burning HQ, fine tuned his recovery plan and achieved 50% loan growth.
Credit unions, volunteers, corporates, CUSOs and vendors have until Friday to nominate themselves, a co-worker or a colleague for this Credit Union Times annual award.
Past Trailblazer Award winners share their greatest concerns in 2014. Deadline to submit nominations for this year's contest is today.
WASHINGTON — Winners were feted and old friends greeted at Credit Union Times' Trailblazers reception Tuesday night at the GAC. (Photos by John Cooke)
Thomas Renz, president and chief development officer for the $32 million Commodore Perry FCU, didn’t decide to become an activist when he appealed the credit union’s 2011 exam. Instead, the Credit Union Times 2013 Political Action Trailblazer Award winner contended that he’s always been one.
If you ask Carroll Beach his age, he’ll likely request a little clarity. “Is that chronologically or mentally? Chronologically, I’m 73. Mentally, I try to be aware of the new changes. I like to be aware and adapt. If you don’t do that, it will make your life miserable,” Beach suggested.