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Madison, Wis. – Kim Wall, Anne Legg, and John Godwin were honored for their credit union marketing and business development achievements during a ceremony at the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council (CMBDC) Conference, which took place March 7-10 in New Orleans.
Kim Wall, community development director for Georgia United Credit Union in Duluth, Ga. was named the 2012 Hall of Fame inductee. Wall has worked at Georgia United CU (formerly Georgia Federal Credit Union) for 29 years and currently directs and oversees the credit union’s Public Relations, Community Development, and Media & Government Relations. During her tenure, Kim helped craft the credit union’s brand image from a small teacher’s credit union to a recognized leader among credit unions in the Southeast. In addition to being a co-founder and executive committee member of the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council, Wall has won numerous industry awards.
Anne Legg, vice president marketing for Cabrillo Credit Union in San Diego, Calif. won the Marketing Professional of the Year Award. Legg has worked in the credit union industry for 17 years with the last 12 at Cabrillo Credit Union. While at Cabrillo, Anne has participated in two mergers, developed a new credit union brand, implemented quality programs, created a nearly virtual auto dealership, and has consistently grown loans year after year. Anne has also been very active in the credit union industry, serving on the Board for the Marketing Association of Credit Unions, serving as a member of the California and Nevada Credit Union League Public Advocacy Committee and serving on the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council Executive Committee for eight years.
John Godwin, vice president business development/strategic alliances for MECU of Baltimore, Inc., in Baltimore, Md. was presented with the Business Development Professional of the Year Award. Godwin has worked in the credit union industry for 16 years with the last 11 being at MECU of Baltimore, Inc. where he develops and implements strategies for new SEG acquisition and activity, compiles strategic and business plans and strategic initiatives for the credit union, identifies merger candidates and oversees the merger process. In addition to being active in credit union industry associations such as the Maryland/DC Credit Union Association and the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council, John also contributes to his community as a member on various boards, including the Y of Central Maryland (Baltimore), Baltimore Freedom Academy School and the American Diabetes Association.
An in-depth article on the winners and their achievements will be featured in the May 2012 issue of Credit Union Magazine. For more information on the CMBDC awards, go to www.cunamarketingcouncil.org and choose the appropriate link on the “Events” pull-down menu.
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The CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council is a member-led organization comprised of 1,000+ credit union professionals across the United States. The Council strives to provide superior educational and networking opportunities to help its members be recognized in the credit union industry as the premier experts in credit union marketing, business development, and related disciplines. The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council is of the six organizations that make up the CUNA Councils, a network of more than 5,200 credit union professionals. For more information, visit www.cunamarketingcouncil.org or www.cunacouncils.org.