MADISON, Wis. (4/19/10)--Credit Union Magazine
subscribers have nominated four individuals for the 2010 Credit Union Hero of the Year Award. Readers are asked to vote for the individual they think deserves the award. Nominees are:
* Leslie Ellis, CEO of Credit Union 1, Anchorage. Ellis assumed leadership of the credit union 25 years ago, at the credit union’s lowest point in terms of capital but also operational problems, and turned it around. * Augustine Kang (posthumous), first CEO of the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions and special project director for the World Council of Credit Unions’ China project. Kang died in August. He was known by some as a “a man of the world” and “a humble giant.” * Dave Maus, CEO of Public Service CU, Denver, and a former Credit Union National Association chairman. Maus also received the 2009 Ally of the Year Award from Denver’s Women’s Vision Foundation. * Vic Thate, executive vice president of FAA CU, Oklahoma City. He has the nickname as the “godfather” of Credit Unions for Kids because he donated large portions of time and effort to the organization, a partner with Children’s Miracle Network.
Voting takes place through May 31. To vote, use the link. This year’s winner will be honored at The 1 Credit Union Conference in Las Vegas July 11-14 and will receive free conference registration and lodging. Last year’s winner was Cathie Tierney of Community First CU, Appleton, Wis.