Tom Dorety, CEO of the $5 billion, 507,000-member Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union in Tampa, Fla., has been named as one of two winners of the Herb Wegner Award for Lifetime Achievement, according to the National Credit Union Foundation.
The NCUF will make the awards in 2012 at a special awards dinner that the Foundation offers in conjunction with the CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, set for next March 18-22.
This will be the first time the NCUF has awarded two awards for lifetime achievement in the same year, the foundation said. The other award winner will be announced next week, the foundation added.
“When you look at the lifetime efforts of Tom’s, you realize that this is the perfect description of dedication, compassion and success within the credit union world,” said NCUF Awards & Recognition Committee Chairman Bob Schumacher. “No matter what Tom does, it seems to turn into something good for someone else.”
The award recognized Dorety's service as chairman of CUNA and the Filene Research Institute, among other accomplishments.
Last week, the foundation announced Invest in America was the winner of the 2012 Wegner award for outstanding programs.