ST. PAUL, Minn. (8/28/12)--James Pierce, former volunteer at Postal CU, Woodbury, Minn., has been honored with the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation's Credit Union Builder Award.
The award recognizes individuals who have dedicated time and energy to building the credit union movement. Individuals are nominated for the award by credit unions and organizations that make contributions in honor of or in memory of a significant individual who has been instrumental in their success.
Pierce was a strong credit union supporter who gave his time and resources to the credit union movement, said the foundation. He was first elected in 1976 to the Credit Committee of St. Paul Postal Employees CU and served as its chairman from 1977 to 1978. In 1982, he was elected to the credit union's board of directors. He became board secretary in 1988. He retired from the board in 2002 after more than two decades of volunteer service.
In 1995, Pierce was named the Minnesota League of Credit Unions' (now Minnesota Credit Union Network) first "Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year" award recipient.
He joins 12 other individuals honored in the past five years with the Credit Union Builder Award. His name and the name of the donating credit union is permanently displayed in the network's lobby.