Minnesota Credit Union Foundation honors Mark Cummins as a Credit Union Builder

ST. PAUL, MN (May 16, 2023) — The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) is proud to recognize Mark Cummins, former President & CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) as a Credit Union Builder is in honor of his retirement.

“It was my absolute pleasure to work closely with Mark on the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board for 14 years and then as the state board chair with Mark leading the credit union industry in Minnesota. Mark truly embodies the credit union philosophy and vision,” said Mary Hansen, outgoing Chair of the Minnesota Credit Union Network.

Under Cummins’ leadership, several programs have been established in recent years for member credit unions including WINcentive prize-linked savings, the Minnesota Credit Union Employee Benefits Plan and CU Forward Day. Minnesota was also the first state to launch the national Credit Union Consumer Awareness Initiative in 2019 and since then, has seen both increased average membership growth and consumer familiarity of credit unions.

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.

91 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.


Mark Cummins

About Minnesota Credit Union Foundation

Focused on financial education and professional development initiatives, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. MnCUF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1969 that serves as a charitable arm of the Minnesota credit union movement. For more information, visit


Julia Miller, Director of Communications


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