HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/3/11)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) announced the winners of its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Fran Muto, president/CEO of People First FCU in Allentown, is the recipient of the William W. Pratt Professional of the Year Award (Life is a Highway March 2). Prior to assuming the CEO position at People First FCU in 1974, Muto was a National Credit Union Administration examiner for nine years. Muto served on the association’s board of directors from 2003 to 2008. He is a member of the Card Services for Credit Unions Board of Directors. Under Muto’s leadership, the former Mack Local 677 FCU has grown from a $15 million financial institution to a $285 million full-service community credit union. He is a strong supporter of community organizations and has been recognized for his involvement and activities, said PCUA. Jim Stere, a board director of Wheatland FCU, Lancaster, is the recipient of the Joseph A. Moore Volunteer of the Year Award. Stere has been a credit union volunteer for more than 27 years and served as board chairman from 1983 to 1989, and 2001 to 2002. He is an advocate of credit union education and promotes the importance of continued education among his peers to improve knowledge and training to better serve members. The awards will be presented at the association’s annual convention May 13 in Hershey.