MADISON, Wis. 3/29/10)--Three credit union professionals were honored for their credit union marketing and business development
achievements at the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council (CMBDC) Conference, last week in Washington, DC. Joe Hearn, chief operating officer for Dupaco Community CU, Dubuque, Iowa, was the 2010 Hall of Fame inductee. Hearn started in marketing at Dupaco in 1985, when the credit union served 19,000 members, had $55 million in assets and offered just a handful of products. Now the chief operating officer, his credit union has $826 million in assets and serves more than 56,000 members through 10 branch locations. Kellie Terhune-Neely, vice president for Hughes FCU, Tucson, Ariz., won the Marketing Professional of the Year Award. Terhune-Neely has helped her credit union grow from more than 11,000 members and $53 million in assets to more than 58,000 members and $458 million in assets today. Sandi Carangi, vice president of business development for Erie (Pa.) FCU was presented with the Business Development Professional of the Year Award. Carangi has been at the credit union 22 years, having held her current position for the past 12 years, and has seen her credit union go from a private employer base to a community charter. The credit union saw 4.9% membership growth in 2008 and 2009’s growth was 9.86%. For more information, use the link.