Arlene Elliot inducted into CUAD Hall of Fame

BISMARCK, ND (April 19, 2018) — The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is pleased to announce that Arlene Elliot, long-time board member of Aberdeen Federal Credit Union (Aberdeen, SD) was officially inducted into the CUAD Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 10th. The induction took place during the association’s Annual Summit Awards Banquet that was held at the Embassy Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The CUAD Hall of Fame Award gives recognition to individuals who have shown exceptional dedication and given outstanding service to the credit union movement in the Dakotas. Arlene has been a volunteer member of the board of directors at Aberdeen Federal Credit Union since 1997. In her 21st year of service, she presently serves as First Vice Chair. In addition to supporting her credit union, Arlene has been a powerful advocate for the greater credit union industry by serving on the South Dakota Governmental Affairs Committee, on the Credit Union National Association Volunteer Committee, and also on the Community Investment Fund Committee.

Along with serving credit unions, Arlene’s spirit of volunteerism is evident as she has also served on the boards of the National Active Retired Federal Employees, the South Dakota Federation of Active Retired Federal Employees, and the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. Those in the Aberdeen area know Arlene and her husband, Wes, as “Santa and Mrs. Claus.” Each year on Christmas Eve, the two have dressed up and visited the Aberdeen hospitals, bringing holiday cheer to many patients. Arlene has also been an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church since 1995, and is a Distinguished Alumni of Northern State University.

Arlene Elliot

About Credit Union Association of the Dakotas

The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 71 credit unions that employ 2,200 individuals in 221 branches. With more than 500,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets in excess of $7.6 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5.2 billion in loans while safely housing more than $6.6 billion in savings. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, CUAD plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information about CUAD visit our website at

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas’ purpose is to build community awareness of Dakota credit unions through support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations or projects; financial education and financial literacy programs through the credit union chapter system; and to provide higher education scholarships throughout our service region in North and South Dakota.


Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications& Media Specialist
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701/220-2200

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