Pearl Hawaii Board Chairman receives Hall of Honor distinction

HONOLULU, HI (August 30, 2016) — Gordon Sam, Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and who also serves as a director on Hawaii Credit Union League’s Board received the Defense Credit Union Council’s (DCUC) Hall of Honor distinction. Sam was presented the award during DCUC’s 53rd Annual Conference, which was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Hall of Honor was established in 2000 as a means of acknowledging exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions in the credit union community. This coveted award highlights the outstanding accomplishments of leaders whose efforts support the credit union movement and DCUC’s philosophy of “Serving Those Who Serve Our Country.”

“Receiving this distinction and being recognized among my peers is truly an honor and privilege. I am grateful to be part of great teams with Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union and the Hawaii Credit Union League,” stated Sam.

Sam has volunteered for the Credit Union industry and has devoted his life to its philosophy of “People Helping People” for over 25 years. He is also keenly engaged in issues concerning the industry, which have included political, regulatory, financial education and literacy, elderly abuse, and compliance. Despite an influx in regulatory changes, he has continued to advocate on behalf of the credit unions. Sam assists in handling with the development and implementation of regulatory policies and pushes for pivotal congressional action. His efforts have impacted numerous regulatory changes and helped progress the credit union difference.

About Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union

Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union is one of Oahu’s largest credit union with $341.5 million in assets, 24 thousand members, 5 branches, and 73 employees. The credit union serves everyone who lives, works, attends school, and worships on Oahu and their families. For additional information about Pearl Hawaii, visit

About the Hawaii Credit Union League

Hawaii Credit Union League is the trade association representing credit unions in Hawaii and Guam. HCUL provides advocacy, member services, training, and communication and partners with its member credit unions for individual and industry-wide success. For details, visit

About the Defense Credit Union Council

The Defense Credit Union Council’s mission is “Serving Those Who Serve Our Country.” By maintaining a close and constant liaison with the Pentagon, the Council supports its member credit unions and the Department of Defense (DoD) in coordinating policy, procedures, and legislation impacting morale and welfare, financial readiness, and the delivery of quality financial products and services to DoD Civilian, Military Members, and their families. For more information, visit


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