Association’s Top Credit Union Professional award presented to Michael Kaczenski
HARRISBURG, PA (May 26, 2022) — CrossState Credit Union Association has awarded Michael Kaczenski, President & CEO of Sun East FCU, with the William W. Pratt Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2022 Credit Union Professional of the Year. Kaczenski accepted the award on May 23, 2022, at the Association’s 3rd Annual Convention.
Kaczenski has been with Sun East FCU since 1987 and served as the credit union’s President & CEO since 2002. He’s a regular at CrossState’s Annual Convention, Fall Leadership Conference, Executive Forum, and more. He’s also President and a Board Member of the Delaware County Chapter of Credit Unions and served on the former PCUA Board for nearly a decade, including two years as Board Chair, as well as a year spent on the Foundation Board.
In addition to his duties at Sun East, Mike has shown his dedication to the credit union movement through his 36 years of service. Of particular note from his career was the work he put into launching the iBelong Campaign to the benefit of credit unions everywhere.
“Michael is good for the credit union movement at large,” Terri Lannon, Sr. Director of Business Development at Sun East said. “He is all about cooperation and collaboration. Michael just sleeps, eats, and breathes Sun East and the credit union movement.”
“It’s a special honor for me to present this prestigious award to Mike,” added Patrick Conway, CEO & President of CrossState Credit Union Association. “Mike’s commitment to the credit union movement has been extraordinary, and his passion continues to help others every day.”
The Professional of the Year Award is presented in memory of William W. Pratt, who for more than three decades worked on behalf of credit unions. When Pratt began working at the Association in 1942, there were 550 credit unions in Pennsylvania – when he retired in 1965, there were nearly 1,300 credit unions in the Commonwealth.
About CrossState Credit Union Association
Based out of Harrisburg, PA, and Hamilton, NJ, CrossState Credit Union Association is a trade association that provides legislative, promotional, educational, and operational support for credit unions throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Serving nearly 500 credit unions with combined assets of $88 billion and 5.7 million members, CrossState is one of the country's largest regional credit union associations, providing a strong, vibrant climate for credit unions. To learn more about the benefits of credit unions, visit CrossState.org.