14 reasons to apply for the 2014 CUES NTCUE

Are you still trying to decide whether to apply for the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition? Perhaps learning some of the reasons why previous finalists applied will help you make up your mind. In no particular order, here’s what they had to say.

  1. met other young professionals from all over the world who share my passion for the CU movement. Most of us have stayed in touch since the competition and I have a new group of friends (and brains ripe for the pickin’) for life!  – Alexia Mavrakes, 2011 finalist
  2. This competition requires you to stretch yourself professionally. Choosing a big, innovative project at your credit union is a lot, but then add in blogging and making videos about it for a national audience and it requires perseverance and a healthy amount of confidence. Additionally, it is the first opportunity most of us had to speak in front of 250 credit union CEOs. Talk about pressure—but in a good way. Being challenged was one of the best things to come from this competition. – Amanda Thomas McMeans, 2011 finalist
  3. Great way to meet fellow industry leaders who are excited about the future of the credit union movement. – Ashley Kohlrus, 2012 winner
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