BISMARCK, N.D. (7/8/13)--The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas inducted three credit union professionals into the CUAD Hall of Fame in a ceremony during an awards banquet at its Annual Summit in Grand Forks, ND.
The three inductees are:
Marvel Ebenhahn, president/CEO, Community CU, New Rockford, N.D.;
Patty Pretzer, former marketing vice president, Town & Country CU, Minot, N.D.; and
Dick Schmidt, board member, Service First FCU, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Ebenhahn has worked 60 within the credit union system. She is Community CU's first and only manager.
Pretzer retired in 2012 after 26 years with Town & Country CU. As vice president of marketing, she coordinated advertising, promotions, community relations, special events, and member services. She was active in the Credit Unions United Chapter of Minot, serving on the board for many years, and was also a strong advocate for youth financial literacy, said CUAD.
Schmidt has been committed to the credit union movement in South Dakota for the past 40 years. He has championed the underserved, and urged credit union management and board to look beyond credit scores and focus on character and collateral.