ONTARIO, Calif. (9/27/11)--Five credit union leaders and volunteers--including Robert Rose, 2011 Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and retired CEO of CO-OP Financial Services--will be honored at this year’s California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention.
The honorees of the Shapiro, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Volunteer and Tomorrow’s Star Awards are among those to be recognized during the event, Oct. 26-28 in San Diego. The Shapiro award is the California league’s highest honor, recognizing excellence in credit union philosophy and a lifetime of contributions to the California credit union movement. It is named after the father of the California credit union movement and founder of the league. Rose will receive the award Oct. 26. During his more than 36-year career, he served credit unions at every level of the credit union system. He was an assistant manager of one credit union and manager of another, senior vice president at the league and CEO of Water and Power CU, and interim president of Financial Services Center Cooperatives. In 1990, Rose became CEO of the then-CO-OP Network, then the 49th largest electronic funds transfer network in the country. Today, the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based CO-OP Financial Services is the fifth-largest EFT network. Other award recipients this year include:
* Lynn Athens, CEO, Spectrum FCU, San Francisco--Distinguished Service Award; * Gerald Upson, board member, Patelco CU, Pleasanton, Calif.--Outstanding Volunteer Award; and * Paris Chevalier, vice president of marketing and communications, Xceed Financial CU, El Segundo, Calif.; and Maricela Jauregui, branch manager Mid-Cities CU, Compton, Calif.--Tomorrow’s Star Awards.
Athens, Upson, Chevalier and Jauregui will receive their awards Oct. 28.