CUES® announces 2017 Outstanding Chief Executive Award Winner and Hall of Fame honorees

MADISON, WI (August 29, 2017) — CUES is pleased to announce its 2017 Outstanding Chief Executive Award winner and CUES Hall of Fame inductees. The 2017 CUES Outstanding Chief Executive Award winner is Chuck Purvis, CCE, CLE, CUDE, president/CEO of $2.89 billion Coastal CU, Raleigh, N.C.

 The following executives will be inducted into the CUES Hall of Fame:

  • Doug Fecher, CCE, president/CEO, Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., Fairborn, Ohio
  • Mike Valentine, president/CEO, BCU, Vernon Hills, Ill.

 The CUES Outstanding Chief Executive award recognizes leaders at the CEO level who display professional achievement, support employee motivation, and are dedicated to their community.

 The CUES Hall of Fame recognizes a lifetime of achievement and dedication to the credit union movement. These extraordinary leaders were chosen by CUES’ board of directors for their contributions to their profession and the industry; involvement in community service; and education and history of self-improvement.

 Earlier this month, Amy Downs, CCE, EVP/COO, Allegiance Credit Union, Oklahoma City, Okla., was named CUES Exceptional Leader. The award goes to non-chief executive officers and acknowledges these decision-makers for their ambition, participation, and devotion to their credit union and the industry.

 All will be honored at CUES’ CEO/Executive Team Network™, October 10-12, 2017, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

 To learn more, visit Visit to register for, CUES’ CEO/Executive Team Network.

About CUES

CUES is the leading talent development solutions provider for credit unions in North America. We educate, develop and support credit union CEOs, executives, directors, and emerging leaders through partnerships with premier business schools, live and online events, digital learning, networking, and premium content. With over 50,000 members and growing, we measure success one leader at a time.

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