WASHINGTON (5/17/11)—Maine Credit Union League President/CEO John Murphy was honored yesterday with a statement entered into the Congressional Record by Rep. Mike Michaud (R-Maine) noting Murphy’s induction into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders. Michaud noted that Murphy has served as league president for nearly two decades and has “worked diligently on behalf of credit unions for even longer.” In his many opportunities to work with Murphy, Michaud said, he has found that the people and economy of Maine have benefitted from Murphy’s dedication and thought advocacy. Michaud said that the Credit Union National Association’s induction of Murphy to the Hall of Leaders reflects his “unique level of commitment to ensuring that these vital community institutions are able to continue serving the individuals and small businesses that make up their customer base.” “It has been an honor to work with John in the past, and I have no doubt that this recognition in the Hall of Leaders will inspire him to continue his advocacy on behalf of credit unions and the people they serve. I know that the 64 credit unions in Maine, as well as their 613,000 members, greatly appreciate John as a resource and as their representative fighting for the issues that matter to them,” Michaud said on the House floor. Murphy was among 10 credit union leaders who have made a significant impact on the credit union movement at the local, state or national level who were inducted into the Credit Union House 2011 Hall of Leaders in March. Also named were: Harold Allen, Nebraska; D.S. "Scotty" Broome, Mississippi; Raymond Brunner, Pennsylvania; James Bryan, Texas; William Eckhardt, Alaska; John Fiore, Illinois; Gene Hensley (posthumously), Tennessee; Robert Walls, Delaware; and Jim Williams, Texas. Use the resource link to read more about the Hall of Leaders inductees.