2017 CUES® Distinguished Director named

MADISON, WI (November 1, 2017) — CUES is pleased to announce J. Marvin Hawk, CCD, board chair, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Radcliff, Ky., as the 2017 CUES Distinguished Director. He will be honored at CUES’ Directors Conference, December 10-13, 2017, at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, in Marco Island, Fla.

As current chairman of the board, Hawk continually encourages his fellow board members to advance their training. He leads by example, attending and completing multiple professional development training courses and encouraging others to become well-informed in credit union matters. His leadership at Fort Knox FCU has led to directors completing 663 educational training sessions.

Since 1978, Hawk’s contributions to Fort Knox FCU have enhanced the growth, advancement and financial strength of not only the board, but the credit union members, as well. He was instrumental in developing a new board governance policy, helped to establish the associate board member position and an extensive new board member onboarding process with a six-week orientation program. During his tenure, Fort Knox FCU has grown from $52 million in assets to more than $1.4 billion and 17 branches to date.

In addition, Hawk advises the Fort Knox Command Group on matters involving civilians on post as the charter president of the Fort Knox Leadership Association. He was also elected president of Fort Knox Leadership Association and American Society of Military Comptrollers after serving as first vice president for more than 10 years. In other leadership capacities, he was the highest-ranking civilian in financial management at the U.S. Army Armor Center from 1984 until he retired in 1995, serving as the posts’ director of the directorate of resource management.

With nearly four decades of service to the credit union industry, Hawk is also the recipient of the 2011 Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award and was inducted into the Defense Credit Union Council Hall of Honor in 2016.

The CUES Distinguished Director award is presented to a credit union board or committee member who is a CUES Director or Center for Credit Union Board Excellence (CCUBE) member, and whose achievements have strengthened their credit union.

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2017 CUES Distinguished Director Marvin Hawk, Board Chair, Fort Knox FCU, Radcliff, Ky.

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