Elevations Credit Union becomes two-time Peak Performance Award recipient

The award from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence is a prequalification for the Malcolm Baldrige Award

BOULDER, CO (January 23, 2020) — Elevations Credit Union was honored to receive the 2019 Peak Performance Award from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) and become only the third organization to earn the award twice in RMPEx’s 20-year history. The Peak Performance Award is a prequalification for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor for performance excellence. Elevations previously received the Peak Performance Award in 2013 and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014.

“It’s a true honor to receive the Peak Performance Award,” said Gerry Agnes, President and CEO of Elevations Credit Union. “We are immensely grateful to our staff for their dedication to the Baldrige framework and their efforts to continuously improve our service for our membership and communities. We’re also thankful for RMPEx for supporting us with valuable feedback as we continue our performance excellence journey.”

The RMPEx Peak Performance criteria is identical to the Baldrige criteria, and the Peak Performance Award is RMPEx’s highest honor. Peak Awards are presented to applicants that demonstrate role-model results, including trends and comparisons to best-in-class and leading competitor organizations, in addition to systematic and mature approaches, effective deployment, process learning and process integration.

“Congratulations to the entire team at Elevations for demonstrating their hard work and commitment to performance excellence yet again,” said Steve Schmidle, Board Chair of Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence. “Earning the Peak Performance Award for a second time is a true accomplishment and speaks to the organization’s dedication to continuous improvement.”

Incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, RMPEx helps organizations improve performance and achieve results. RMPEx awards recognize organizations from education, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit/government service and small business in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming for their achievements in performance excellence. Award applicants receive extensive feedback identifying the organization’s positive attributes and opportunities for improvement.

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s  Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of  consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union residential mortgage lender by purchase volume in Colorado. Founded in 1952 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in  Boulder, the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 178,000  members, more than 580 local employees and over $3.5 billion in assets. Elevations became a  two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2020 and first received the  award in 2014. The credit union also earns local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best  Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service. Elevations is also a two-time winner of the  Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. Learn more at  


Kathleen Martin
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