WASHINGTON (3/12/08)--Bob Hoel, one of this year's recipients of the the National Credit Union Foundation's Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, was featured last week in the Fort Collins Coloradoan. Hoel, former executive director of the Filene Institute in Madison, Wis., and now a Filene Fellow, received the Wegner Lifetime Achievement Award for his research benefiting credit unions and consumers. The annual award honors risk-taking, innovating and transformational leadership, Steve Delfin, NCUF executive director, told the Coloradoan (March 6). Hoel is also a former business professor and chairman of the marketing department at Colorado State University. He recently was appointed as the Northern Colorado representative to the Public Service CU's board, representing members of the former Norlarco CU, which was acquired by Public Service CU. NCUF presented the award at an annual dinner in Washington D.C. last week. Other Herb Wegner Award recipients were Harriet May, president/CEO of Government Employees CU, El Paso, Texas, who received the Individual Achievement Award, and the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation in North Carolina, which was presented the Outstanding Organization Award.