61 new Certified Credit Union Executives named in July

MADISON, WI (August 12, 2014) — CUNA is proud to announce the 2014 graduating class of CUNA Management School, a group that has proven its drive and dedication to leadership over the course of a rigorous three-year program. This year’s 61 graduates were awarded the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation, bringing the total number of designees nationwide to more than 3,300.

CUNA Management School, held in cooperation with the highly regarded Graduate School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, cultivates effective leadership skillsets in current and future credit union managers through a blended curriculum of university classes and experiential learning. For two weeks each July, the university campus becomes home to credit union professionals with remarkable levels of commitment to their careers, their credit unions and their members.

“I’ve run this program for four years, and without fail, I’m amazed by the passionate, committed faces that greet me on the UW-Madison campus each July,” said Meghann Dawson, Director, CUNA Management School. “It’s been an honor to work with this year’s graduates over the past few years. Each and every one of them has more than earned their CCUE designation and the recognition that it will bring.”

The CCUE designation, instituted in 1975, is the hallmark of professional credit union achievement. Designed for those aspiring to credit union leadership, it is awarded to individuals who have taken it upon themselves to improve their professional expertise, seek out best practices and propel their credit union to a stronger future. This year’s CCUE recipients demonstrated a strong sense of personal initiative and an exemplary dedication to the credit union movement by successfully completing the full CUNA Management School curriculum.

Of this year’s 61 graduates, 33 graduated with honors and 2 graduated with high honors.

CUNA congratulates the recipients who have continued their education and training to earn designee and specialist standing.

See full listing of names and credit unions of graduates.

The third-year graduating class presented $21, 400.53 to the CMS Scholarship Fund during their graduation ceremony. The scholarship money presented by the class was raised during the three-year professional development program. The scholarship fund is earmarked to help smaller credit unions and individuals without available financial resources to become future CUNA Management School graduates.

For more information on CUNA Management School and the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) Designation, visit

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