MADISON, Wis. (1/29/09)--CUNA Brokerage Services Inc. is honoring 22 credit union financial advisors as “Women of Distinction” to recognize their performance, value to their program, client service and overall contribution to the financial services industry and CUNA Brokerage Services. Qualifying financial advisors not only exemplified the characteristics of the award, but earned $250,000 or more in gross dealer concessions in 2008. Recipients will participate in a mentoring program offered through CUNA Brokerage Services to foster the growth of women who are new to the financial services industry. Jim Metz, senior vice president of Asset Management at CUNA Mutual Group, said of the recipients, “Their contributions to CUNA Brokerage Services, the financial services industry and to the women they mentor are key to our overall success.” Developed by women for women, the award debuted in 2008 to recognize top female financial advisors and introduce the mentoring program. This year’s Women of Distinction are:
* Catherine Barnes, VyStar CU, Jacksonville, Fla.; * Emmor Boslet, Belco Community CU, Harrisburg, Pa.; * Jane Brockway, University of Illinois CU, Champaign, Ill.; * Kathy Chesney, Pacific Marine CU, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; * Diane Clark, Fibre FCU, Longview, Wash.; * Linda Cohen, Coast Central CU, Eureka, Calif.; * Wendy Cundari, California Coast CU, San Diego; * Terry D’Amico, Teachers FCU, Farmingville, N.Y.; * Carol Diest, First Community FCU, Parchment, Mich.; * Judith Ebert, Ascentra CU, Bettendorf, Iowa; * Marcella Evans, T&C FCU, Pontiac, Mich.; * Ruby Evans, Chartway Investments & Insurance; * Judy Evers, Baxter CU, Vernon Hills, Ill.; * Leigh Glover, Southeast Financial FCU, Franklin, Tenn.; * Kelly Goreham, Veridian CU, Waterloo, Iowa; * Breta Grumbois, Fibre FCU, Longview, Wash.; * Paula McCauley, East Texas Professional CU, Longview, Texas; * Wendy Miletich, Wings Financial FCU, Apple Valley, Minn.; * Stephanie Morales, Arizona Central CU, Phoenix; * Sophia Spencer, Red Canoe CU, Longview, Wash.; * Suzi Williams, Yakima (Wash.) Valley CU; and * Emily Windolph, WEOKIE CU, Oklahoma City, Okla.
CUNA Brokerage Services uses face-to-face financial advisors to help credit unions meet member retirement, investment and insurance needs.