Tony Johnson, chairman of the advisory committee at AppleFederal Credit Union in Fairfax, Va., and Bill Brooks, pastchair of the Credit Union Miracle Day Board, sponsor of the annualCherry Blossom 10-Mile Run, have been named winners of thefirst annual Lifetime Achievement Award of the Metropolitan AreaCredit Union Management Association.

The two, selected by a CEO board representing CUs in Virginia,Maryland and Washington, D.C., were recognized “for theirsignificant contributions to the credit union industry” over theyears, MACUMA said. The two were honored at the organization'sannual Leadership Conference held Sept. 16 in Williamsburg, Va.

During his 26-year tenure with Apple, Johnson was credited withleading the CU through a period of substantial growth includingestablishing the Credit Union Mortgage Association. Johnsonactively participated in the Virginia Credit Union League and was afounding member of MACUMA. Throughout his career, Johnsonserved as baseball coach and mentor to young CU employees, securingcollege scholarships for young people to attend schools fromVirginia to Florida.

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