Cornerstone League names Washima Huq Young Professional of the Year
ARLINGTON, TX (August 19, 2021) — Washima Huq of Texas Trust Credit Union has been named the 2021 Young Professional of the Year by the Cornerstone League.
Huq joined the $1.6 billion credit union in 2017 as a Business Community Engagement Partner. In that role she works to create, develop, and grow community connections and help businesses deliver financial services to their employees.
As a young professional, “Washima is adept at forging relationships with her peers, our partners, and high-ranking executives,” said Debi Knoblock, Assistant Vice President of Texas Trust Credit Union. “Her leadership, heart, and passion for creating inclusive and diverse communities and making a difference in the lives of others is evident in everything she does, making her an ideal up-and-coming credit union professional.”
Knoblock added that Huq “is the embodiment of a credit union leader, and we are proud that she was selected for this prestigious award.”
The Cornerstone League honored Huq at its annual Young Professionals Conference in Dallas. Each year Cornerstone recognizes the accomplishments of a professional between the ages of 18 and 40 who has demonstrated strong leadership and a passion for making a difference in the credit union movement and who is highly engaged in the industry.
During the pandemic, Huq pitched management on the value of creating an online financial education program, resulting in the development of the True Dollar Webinar series, which she now oversees as project manager, producer, host, and moderator. She was also instrumental in producing a virtual reality fair for Texas Trust’s school partners, allowing the schools to continue to provide financial education to their students. The virtual fairs reached hundreds of high school students.
Huq is a founding member of the Greater Arlington Chamber Asian Business Council, an Advisory Council Member of Greater Arlington Chamber Women’s Alliance, a Business Advisory Council Member of Mansfield ISD’s Ben Barber Innovation Academy and an Advisory Board Member of the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA. She is also an active member of Cornerstone’s Young Professionals Group and a graduate of Leadership Mansfield and Leadership Mansfield ISD.
“Washima Huq’s leadership, heart, and passion to make a difference in the lives of others is evident in everything she has done since joining Texas Trust,” said Cornerstone League Credit Union Relations SVP Mike Delker. “She exhibits exceptional self-discipline, strong communication skills, the ability to build relationships, and a great drive – all of which are integral to getting her credit union plugged into the community. I am delighted to recognize Washima as Cornerstone’s 2021 Young Professional of the Year.
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union has been helping build brighter financial futures since its modest beginning in 1936. Today, the full-service credit union serves more than 137,000 members. With assets of more than $2 billion, Texas Trust is the 7th largest credit union in North Texas and the 18th largest in Texas. With a focus on the community, Texas Trust is creating a legacy of giving through generous financial donations that support local school programs and activities, non-profit organizations, and student scholarships; and by providing volunteer resources through its Community Unity team, which supports scores of charitable events each year.
About Cornerstone League
Cornerstone League is one of the nation’s largest regional credit union trade associations, serving approximately 400 credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Cornerstone exists to advance the success of credit unions in the region through legislative and grassroots advocacy; regulatory and compliance support; training, educational, and networking opportunities; essential communications related to news and information affecting the credit union industry; and other products and services that establish Cornerstone as the essential partner for credit unions. For more information, visit cornerstoneleague.coop.