MADISON, Wis. (4/28/08)--Credit Union Magazine
is celebrating the credit union movement’s heroes by having the movement help select the 2008 Hero of the Year. Credit union leaders have nominated four CU heroes:
* Lynda Hamilton, CEO, Houston (Texas) Teamsters FCU. She has worked 41 years saving, serving and supporting small credit unions; * Bill Myers, retired CEO, Alternatives FCU, N.Y. He retires this month after 28 years as sole CEO of the $51 million asset credit union; * Larry Stapleton, president/CEO, United Southeast FCU, Bristol, Tenn. His credit union was one of the pilots for CUNA Mutual Group's Lending Plan in the early 1970s; and * Mendell Thompson, president/CEO, America’s Christian CU, Glendora, Calif. He has served as president/CEO of the $220 million asset credit union since 1986.
To read about the nominees and vote, use the link. Voting ends May 15. The winner will be posted on the Credit Union Magazine
website by June 2. CU Heroes will be honored at the Credit Union National Association’s 2008 America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo, June 29-July 2 in New York City.