GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (7/5/13)--CU*Answers, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based credit union service organization, announced the winners of two annual awards at its recent Leadership Conference.
Patrick Basler, president/CEO of First Financial CU in Chicago, was presented with the Robert H. Mackay Leadership award. The Spirit of CU*Answers award was presented to Services Center FCU in Yankton, S.D.
The Robert H. Mackay award was established in 2005 to recognize the leadership contribution of Robert Mackay, retired CEO of Berrien Teacher CU (now Honor CU) who served as a member of the CU*Answers Board of Directors from 1985 to 2007 and as chairman for 19 of those years.
Basler has been recognized as a CU Trailblazer Below 40 and served as a guest panelist at the THINK 13 Conference.
The Spirit of CU*Answers award, established in 2011, recognizes a client credit union for excellence in a variety of areas. Services Center FCU received the award for starting a business in the network. Site-Four performs daily operations for 46 credit unions and almost 165,000 members in four time zones, and has performed three major disaster recovery rollovers.