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CUNA announces ELLy Award winners
MADISON, Wis. (11/2/11)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) honored outstanding credit union trainers and training programs at the 2011 CUNA Experience Learning Live! (ELL) conference, held Oct. 16-19 in Las Vegas. 

The ELLy awards are the only national awards presented to credit union trainers that recognize excellence in professional staff development.

The Training Professional of the Year award recognizes achievements of a visionary credit union training professional or department for exceptional contributions to the learning and performance development of credit union staff.

Training Professionals of the Year honorees included:

  • Don Vaughn of Sioux Falls CU, Sioux Falls, S.D., first place for credit unions with less than $250 million in total assets; and
  • Training staff of Spokane Teacher's CU, Spokane, Wash.,  first place for credit unions with more than $250 million in total assets;
The WOW! award is presented to the credit union with the best overall training curriculum or event that inspires learning, teaches skills that go beyond the classroom and leaves participants empowered.

WOW! award winners include:

  • Tiffany Goodman and Tiffanie Walls of Seattle (Wash.) Metropolitan CU, first place;
  • Amanda Swartz of Christian Community CU, San Dimas, Calif., award of merit; and
  • Training and Staff Development of Educators CU, Racine, Wis., award of merit.
 

The Catalyst award recognizes a person or department who gives energy to something or someone else, someone who knows that by giving the best of themselves, they become better, too.

Ken Kelly, Matt Milligan, Rod Snyder and Michelle Trekas of Red Canoe CU, Longview, Wash., were first-place Catalyst award winners. (Photos provided by CUNA)

Don Vaughn
Training staff of Spokane Teacher's

CU
Tiffany Goodman and Tiffanie Walls
Amanda Swartz
Training and Staff Development of

Educators CU
Ken Kelly and Michelle Trekas


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