The end of the year is a time for giving thanks for the many opportunities and lessons of the past. So while we’re (turkey) sandwiched in between Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza, it’s time to take stock of all the things for which to be grateful.

We can all be grateful so many amazing credit union leaders exist to include in CU Times’ Final Four program. We started out with 64, and believe me, it was difficult for us to whittle down to only that many. We let the readers take it from there with online voting. Following who makes it to the next round has been fun, although everyone on that original list – and many others – are all winners. It’s been interesting to observe who lobbies for themselves or a colleague, who’s sharing on social media and who emails us privately about this pick or that. Participation in this program has far exceeded my expectations, which makes me grateful for our loyal audience. I’m also grateful to Executive Editor Heather Anderson for talking me into it, and particularly Social Media Director/Senior Reporter Myriam DiGiovanni for plowing through all the complications.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.


Credit Union Times

Join Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join Credit Union Times

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.