GREENSBORO, N.C. (6/19/08)--The North Carolina Credit Union League recognized credit unions and credit union professionals with several awards during the league’s 73rd annual meeting, held June 8-11 in Pinehurst, N.C. Two individuals received the Mark of Excellence Award:
* Patty Idol, president/CEO, Mountain CU, Waynesville; and * Clyde Padgett, volunteer, Truliant FCU, Winston-Salem.
The Mark of Excellence Award, one of the highest honors that can be presented to credit union people in North Carolina, recognizes sustained leadership. Eligibility is limited to Ronald J. Hutchins Credit Union Person of the Year Award recipients with 25-or-more years of credit union experience. Two individuals received the Ronald J. Hutchins Credit Union Person of the Year Award:
* Career Person of the Year: Maurice Smith, president/CEO, Local Government FCU, Raleigh; and * Volunteer Person of the Year: John Herrera, chairman, Latino Community CU, Durham.
The Ronald J. Hutchins Credit Union Person of the Year Award is one of the highest honors members of the credit union profession can receive. The award is given each year to an individual in recognition of his/her outstanding accomplishments, time and effort given in support and promotion of the credit union ideal. Receiving the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award was Local Government FCU, Smith, president/CEO (over $250 million asset category). Receiving first place in the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award were:
* State Employees' CU, Raleigh--Jim Blaine, president/CEO (over $250 million asset category); and * Winston-Salem City Employees' CU, Winston-Salem--Tony Ebron, president/CEO ($35 to $75 million asset category).
First place Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards went to:
* State Employees' CU, Raleigh--(over $500 million asset category); * Fort Bragg FCU, Fayetteville--David Elliott, president/CEO ($200 million to $500 million assets); * Members CU, Winston-Salem--Jack Braswell, president/CEO ($100 million to $200 million assets); * Telco Community CU, Asheville--Rita Gentry, president/CEO ($50 million to $100 million assets); * Greensboro Municipal CU, Greensboro--Judy Hurt, interim president/CEO ($20 million to $50 million assets); and * Choice Community CU, Greensboro--Martha Miller, president/CEO ($20 million to $50 million assets).