Announcing the 2011 Credit Union Times Trailblazer Awards
CEO of the Year
Thomas D. Bonds, Corporate America Credit Union
Bonds Insists on Member Protection – Michelle Samaad
When one of Thomas Bonds' staffers recently pulled him aside with a grim expression on her face and said that he was needed in another part of the building, the mind of the president/CEO of Corporate America Credit Union started to race.
Volunteer of the Year
Curtis Collins, JSC Federal Credit Union
Collins Has a Passion for CUs That is Contagious – Myriam Digiovanni
When it comes to credit unions, there isn't anything JSC Federal Credit Union Board Vice Chairman Curtis Collins won't do. According to Texas Credit Union League President/CEO Richard Ensweiler, Collins is "Mr. Credit Union Volunteer."
IT Executive of the Year
Heather Moshier, San Diego County Credit Union
Moshier Makes her Mark on the Industry – Marc Rapport
Heather Moshier works for the benefit of her credit union's members out front and behind the scenes, and, as if she had time to spare, has become a respected member of the nationwide network of CU technology managers.
CFO of the Year
James Pendulik, Fairfax County Credit Union
Pendulik Tackles Low Demand for Loans – Michelle Samaad
Over his 37-year career in financial services, James Pendulik frequently pulls from an old sports expression: "You need to have the horses." The senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at the $238 million Fairfax County Federal Credit Union in Fairfax, Va., refers to the idiom when it comes time to move beyond talk and start the walk to carry out strategic plans.
Marketing Executive of the Year
Kelly Schrader, OnPoint Community Credit Union
Schrader Uses Service to Enhance Bottom Line – Myriam Digiovanni
Speak to OnPoint Community Credit Union Senior Vice President of Marketing/Member Services Kelly Schrader for a few minutes, and it's hard not to be inspired to do more.
HR Executive of the Year
Lynn Stephens, Mountain America Credit Union
Stephens Earns His Own “Applause!” E-Card – Myriam Digiovanni
It's amazing how dreams change. Early in his career, Lynn Stephens thought working in the great outdoors in the Forest Service was a dream job until he got into management.
Lending Officers of the Year
Timothy Hero & John Corona, Generations Federal Credit Union
Generations FCU Team Forges New Path to MBL – David Morrison
For San Antonio, Texas-based Generations Federal Credit Union, helping out members has meant making the sorts of loans it had never made before or had even contemplated making.
Service to the Underserved
ASI Federal Credit Union
ASI Helps Members Look Beyond the Recession – David Morrison
ASI Federal Credit Union became a low-income credit union before the low-income credit union designation, or even the NCUA, existed.
Outstanding Political Action
PSECU Takes Long, Steady Path Toward Political Clout – Claude R. Marx
Since the earliest days of American history, concerns about tax policy have prompted individuals and groups to express their opinions, sometimes in dramatic ways. The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union has never dumped tea into a harbor, but its political awakening began when Congress considered imposing taxes on credit unions.