Members Cooperative Credit Union honors Kathlynn McConnell as a CU Builder

ST. PAUL, MN (November 29, 2023) — The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) and Members Cooperative Credit Union celebrated the contributions of Learning & Development manager Kathlynn McConnell, a true servant leader, as she headed into retirement. She was presented the award at the Minnesota Women’s Leadership annual celebration event on Nov. 16.

​“For 17 years, Kathlynn has showed an unwavering dedication to our people, nurturing talent, cultivating skills, and fostering growth. She has been a mentor, confidante, and friend to countless colleagues and a favorite guest presenter at local organizations seeking to build and support their own teams,” said Members Cooperative Credit Union CEO Steve Ewers.

​“Kathlynn personifies the credit union philosophy and leaves behind a legacy of empowerment, growth, and inspiration that will surely guide and inspire many future credit union industry leaders,” said Mara Humphrey, Minnesota Credit Union Foundation President.

​​Created in 2008, the Credit Union Builder Award honors an individual’s dedication to the success, growth, and vitality of the not-for-profit financial movement in Minnesota. Dedications are typically made at a time of significance to acknowledge an individual’s contributions to credit unions.

94 individuals have been designated as Credit Union Builders since the award’s inception. The names of the recipients and the contributing credit unions are permanently displayed in the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s lobby as a tribute to those who have dedicated time and energy to building the credit union movement.

Left to Right: Steve Ewers, Kathlynn McConnel, Mara Humphrey

About Minnesota Credit Union Network

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth, and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With over $39 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve over 2.1 million members at 404 branch locations, employing 5,841 people around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit


Julia Miller
Director of Communications
Minnesota Credit Union Network
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