Nominations open for the 2020 Credit Union Hero of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2019) — The credit union movement is full of unsung professionals who devote their talent to shaping a brighter future for members and their community. Credit Union Magazine’s Credit Union Hero Award honors these credit union leaders who demonstrate their commitment to the longstanding people-helping-people credit union philosophy.

“The Credit Union Hero program recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the credit union movement,” says Ann Hayes Peterson, CUNA vice president of publishing and Credit Union Magazine’s editor-in-chief. “We want to hear about those unsung heroes who, with their passion and dedication, have made a lasting impact at their credit union, and on behalf of all credit unions.”

“I love to share the knowledge and blessings I have with others,” says Harlene Johnson, president of Light Commerce CU in Houston and 2019 Credit Union Hero of the Year.

What makes a Credit Union Hero? Qualified individuals:

  • Are credit union system employees or volunteers
  • Are working or retired
  • Go above and beyond to promote credit union philosophy
  • Take a stand or demonstrate a strong belief in credit union philosophy
  • Shows dedication to credit union principles
  • Make a difference in their community

Share detailed stories of how your nominee has made a difference at Selection decisions are based on the information submitted on the nomination form by Dec. 6.

Contenders for Credit Union Hero of the Year will be spotlighted in Credit Union Magazine’s Spring issue. The 2020 Credit Union Hero of the Year will be chosen by Credit Union Magazine readers via an online poll and honored at World Moving: A Joint Credit Union Conference, July 19-22, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Submit your nominations at

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