Member Appreciation & Awards Event 2023

When:  Oct 19, 2023 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM (CT)

OCTOBER 19, 2023  •  2:00 p.m. CT

Cheers for Your Peers

Get ready for an exclusive CUES members-only event about celebration and inspiration! We’ll honor the winners in each CUES Award category, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the credit union industry. 

TriviaHub will serve as our host—put your quick thinking to the test in a trivia showdown happening throughout the event, and be on the lookout for other fun surprises. We’ll also pay tribute to International Credit Union Day, recognizing the global impact of credit unions. 

Don’t miss this interactive event, honoring your accomplishments and celebrating with your peers!

Registration is open to CUES Members only, and registrants will be emailed a link to join the event in October.

CUES Award Finalists

Outstanding Chief Executive

Donna Bland, Golden 1 Credit Union 
Carla Cicero, Numerica Credit Union 
Brian Dorcy, Excite Credit Union 
Kim Sponem, Summit Credit Union 
Tricia Szurgot, Securityplus FCU


John Pembroke Catalyst for Change

Our highest recognition for achievement in advancing DEI efforts in your organization, community, or the credit union industry.

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Golden 1 Credit Union
Kinecta Federal Credit Union
OnPath Federal Credit Union
Spectra Credit Union
VyStar Credit Union


Exceptional Leader

Heather Andrade-Neumann, Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Ziquora Banks, Chief Impact Strategy Officer
Mollie Bell, Chief Development Officer
Chad Burney, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Corlinda Wooden, SVP/Chief Retail Officer


Distinguished Director

Ann Anderson, Harborstone Credit Union
Scott Burt, Mountain America Credit Union
Gregory Deppong, MSU Federal Credit Union
Alonia Sharps, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
Richard “Rick” Will, Ph.D., USF Federal Credit Union