MADISON, Wis. (5/6/09)--Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designations were awarded to 23 individuals from 10 states, bringing the total nationwide to 2,638, according to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). CCUE, instituted in 1975, is designed for managers and those aspiring to credit union leadership. It teaches advanced credit union management and operations techniques. Eight individuals earned the Certified Financial Services Professional (CFSP) designation, which began in 1999 as a designation targeted at educating credit union professionals specializing in financial services. The Certified Executive Program (CEP) awarded specialty certifications to 18 credit union professionals. These certifications require in-depth courses in a specialty area such as compliance, lending, financial management, marketing and human resources. The CEP is the overall name for the self-study program allowing for the already mentioned designations. Recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), the classes and materials are tailored to those working within the Credit Union System. All new designations were awarded in April. Those graduating with honors:
* James P. Frost, CCUE, University CU, Orono, Maine; * Angela M. Muxworthy, CCUE, New Mexico Educators CU, Albuquerque; * Keith P. Connolly, CFSP and CCUE, Spokane, Wash.; and * Stephanie R. Montgomery, CFSP, Weokie (Okla.) CU.
High honorees include:
* Gary K. Nakata, CCUE, Aloha Pacific FCU, Honolulu; * Heather K. Luciani, CCUE and CFSP, Marshall (Mich.) Community CU; and * Frost, CFSP.
For a full list of graduates, use the link.