Connex Credit Union honored with three first place awards for commitment to customer advocacy

Receives recognition from Credit Union League of Connecticut; Connex advances to national competition to be held in 2016

NORTH HAVEN, CT (November 18, 2015) — Connex Credit Union has been built on the core values of “Improving members’ lives, one member at a time.” This commitment to customer advocacy was recently recognized by the Credit Union League of Connecticut (CULCT) as Connex received three first place awards at the 2015 Leadership Conference in Mystic , CT. With this accomplishment, Connex advances to the national credit union competition to be held in February 2016 at the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington D.C.

“We are incredibly pleased to have been honored with three first place awards,” said Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union. “Our commitment is to work with each member to help improve their financial wellbeing. I am proud of the efforts everyone at Connex put forth this year and we look forward to the national competition in 2016.”

Connex received the following first place awards (greater than $250 million asset category):

  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award– The “Sock-It-To-Me” program supported Life Haven, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing temporary shelter to homeless pregnant women and women with young children. In addition to an in-kind donation of $1,000, Connex members and employees donated more than 370 items that were distributed amongst the program’s guests.
  • Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award– Following its philosophy of improving members’ lives, Connex’s “Vice President of Unbanking” internship program allowed them to better serve their younger members by creating a dedicated role that caters to their needs. The program highlights the fundamental differences between credit unions and banks, and helps demonstrate that a credit union is an alternative to traditional banking.
  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award – Throughout 2015, Connex Credit Union offered a variety of financial literacy workshops to members and non-members. In addition, Connex has forged partnerships with the City of New Haven Public Schools, United Way of Greater New Haven, and the AmeriCorps Teen Resource Awareness Fair to provide financial literacy workshops and information.

For more information on Credit Union League of Connecticut please visit and to learn more about Connex Credit Union, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit


Jill Nowacki, president and chief executive officer, Credit Union League of Connecticut (left), presents Carl Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union (middle), and Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union (right), with one of three first place awards the credit union received at the 2015 CULCT Leadership Conference.

About Connex Credit Union

One of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, Connex Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving more than 64,000 members at eight branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield counties. For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit,

About Credit Union League of Connecticut
The Credit Union League of Connecticut (CULCT) is a statewide non-profit trade association serving credit unions throughout Connecticut. The League has been serving credit unions since 1935 in a variety of business-critical areas including government relations, compliance, and operations. The League is committed to ensuring that Connecticut’s consumers choose credit unions as their best financial partner. Through consumer-facing initiatives and providing credit unions essential resources, the Credit Union League of Connecticut is a valued partner in making Connecticut’s credit unions successful.


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