DENVER, Colo. (12/7/11)--The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) presented four awards as part of its Colorado and Wyoming Credit Union Foundations' 2011 fourth Annual Gala Celebration this fall.
Each year, the state foundations honor an individual Professional of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
This year's awards winners are:
- Volunteer of the Year, Colorado: Christine McClatchey, College CU, Greeley;
- Volunteer of the Year, Wyoming: Liz Luce, First Education FCU, Cheyenne;
- Professional of the Year, Colorado: Mike Williams, Colorado CU, Littleton; and
- Professional of the Year, Wyoming: Steve Higgenson, Reliant FCU, Casper.
The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a volunteer board member for distinguished volunteer service in the credit unions.
McClatchy, has been an active volunteer board member with College CU and her community for more than 10 years.
Luce was originally recruited to serve on the credit union board and has continued to serve as a board member for 12 years, including the last three years as board chair. She is a small-business owner and volunteers for two community service organizations, five professional organizations, and two other nonprofit organizations.
The Professional of the Year Award is presented to a credit union executive who demonstrates the highest standard of professionalism, service that benefits the community, and exemplifies excellence in the credit union movement.
Williams has served the credit union movement for 25 years and has worked at Colorado CU for 19 years. He serves on numerous industry boards and is chairman of MWCUA's board of directors.
Higgenson has served the credit union industry for more than 12 years, during which time he has continued to advance credit unions through volunteering on boards and committees both locally and nationally.