CUES Awards

Outstanding Chief Executive

The CUES Outstanding Chief Executive award is presented annually to a credit union industry professional who has rendered exceptional service and/or made outstanding contributions to strengthen their credit union and/or the industry.

Candidates must:

  • Be a current CUES member during the nomination year
  • Be nominated by a current CUES member
  • Currently serve as Chief Executive Officer at a credit union
  • Have rendered exceptional service and/or made outstanding contributions to strengthen their credit union and/or the industry
  • Not have received this recognition previously

This award is bestowed at the discretion of the CUES Board of Directors, subject to criteria requested on the proposed nominee.

2019 Winner: Sterling Nielsen, President/CEO, Mountain America Credit Union. Learn more about Sterling!


Exceptional Leader

The CUES Exceptional Leader award is presented annually to a credit union industry professional who has rendered exceptional service and/or made outstanding contributions to strengthen their credit union and/or the industry.

Candidates must:

  • Be a current CUES member during the nomination year
  • Be nominated by a current CUES member
  • Currently serve in a leadership role in the credit union industry
  • Have rendered exceptional service and/or made outstanding contributions to strengthen their credit union and/or the industry
  • Not have received this recognition previously

This award is bestowed at the discretion of the CUES Board of Directors, subject to criteria requested on the proposed nominee. 

2019 Winner: Linh Dang, Chief Development Officer, Additional Financial. Learn more about Linh!

Distinguished Director

The CUES Distinguished Director Award is bestowed upon a director or committee member who has rendered distinguished service and/or made outstanding contributions to strengthen their credit union or the industry. To be considered for the CUES Distinguished Director Award, a candidate must be a current CUES member. The nomination must also be submitted by a current CUES member. Directors may not nominate themselves. The CUES Distinguished Director Award may be awarded once to a director.

Candidates must:

  • Be a current CUES member at the director level during nomination year.
  • Currently serve on a credit union board or committee at a credit union
  • Have rendered distinguished service and/or made outstanding contributions to strengthen their credit union or the industry.
2019 Winner: Linda Medina, Board Chair, Guadalupe Credit Union. Learn more about Linda!

Hall of Fame

Inductees are nominated by the CUES board of directors for lifetime achievement and contributions to the credit union movement. They are recognized annually for their:

  • Contributions to their profession and the industry
  • Involvement in community service
  • Education and history of self-improvement
  • Contributions to CUES
2019 Winners: Joseph Hearn, Kim Sponem, Stephanie Sherrodd, Al Suraci, and Greg Smith

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Renee Todd at awards@cues.org or 608.288.5333
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