NACUSO seeks nominations for the 2018 Collaboration and Innovation Awards for CUSOs and credit unions

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (February 5, 2018) — The National Association of Credit Union Services Organizations (NACUSO) announced that nominations are being accepted for the prestigious 2018 CUSO of the Year Award and the 2018 Credit Union Collaboration and Innovation Award. The formal announcement and presentation of the awards will take place April 18th during the 2018 NACUSO Network Conference at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Award nominations must be submitted by the close of business February 16, 2018.

NACUSO understands the importance that collaboration and innovation play in building a strong and vibrant credit union industry. The CUSO of the Year award has been in place as far back as 1998 and has recognized such legendary CUSOs as the CO-OP Shared Branch network, PSCU, CU Direct, CU*Answers, CUSO Financial Services, Open Technology Solutions (OTS) and Shared Service Solutions (S3).  Last year’s recipient was CU*Northwest.

In 2012 we added the Credit Union Collaboration and Innovation Award. We expanded the program to recognize a credit union demonstrating the successful use of a CUSO model to serve their membership’s financial needs. Past winners include Bethpage, America First, Workers, Allegacy, Bellco, ORNL, Y-12, Denali and Element credit unions.

“The criteria for awards were selected to recognize those organizations that are making a significant difference and contribution to our industry, explains Jack Antonini, NACUSO’s President/CEO. “We added a third category for CUSOs that are fairly new in operations, The New CUSO of the Year Award. Recognizing CUSOs that have started in the past 5 years. We know that it takes time to grow the business so our goal is to showcase those efforts that we believe have real staying power and are already making an impact. Last year CU Revest received the 2017 New CUSO of the Year Award.”

The judges for the 2018 awards will include leaders from the credit union industry and cooperative business sector who have demonstrated experience in innovation and collaboration.

To download a copy of the nomination criteria, process, general rules and information click here.

We have made the application process easier by utilizing an interview process rather than a detailed written response. Simply email and we will contact the appropriate person to schedule a conference call.


The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) is a leading advocate for the credit union movement, dedicated to advancing innovation, collaboration, and sustainability within the industry. With a diverse membership representing a wide range of credit union service organizations, NACUSO is committed to driving positive change and empowering credit unions to thrive in a dynamic financial landscape.


Shawna Luna
Head of Sustainability

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