Securityplus Federal Credit Union’s Paul Farrell selected as 2023 Emerging Leader

COLUMBIA, MD (June 29, 2023) — The Miriam Lieb Emerging Leader Award was presented by the MD|DC Credit Union Association to Paul Farrell, Revenue Marketing Specialist at Securityplus Federal Credit Union.

The award honors the legacy of Miriam Rivera Lieb, who was a credit union advocate and leader, by recognizing a credit union professional, 40 or under, who demonstrates leadership and shares Lieb’s dedication to the core principles of the movement.

The other finalists in this year’s competition were:

  • Jennifer Ellis, Enterprise Solutions Manager at Del-One Federal Credit Union
  • Jessica Handley, Chief Data Officer at Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union
  • Bailey Larson, Contact Center Manager at Interior Federal Credit Union

“Congratulations to all the finalists,” said John Bratsakis, President and CEO, MD|DC Credit Union Association. “They all delivered thought-provoking presentations and unique insight on how credit unions can innovate. Each of these candidates exemplify the qualities that are needed for future credit union leadership.”

Farrell will receive a professional development package, sponsored by TruStage, that includes:

  • Executive coaching sessions
  • Airfare and accommodations to visit CUNA and TruStage headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Lunch with their CEO and MD|DC Credit Union Association President/CEO John Bratsakis
  • And much more!

The runners-up each receive an executive coaching session.

Pictured (L to R): John Bratsakis, President/ CEO MD|DC Credit Union Association; Paul Farrell, Revenue Marketing Specialist at Securityplus Federal Credit Union; Jeff Goff, CEO, WSSC Federal Credit Union.

About MD|DC Credit Union Association

The MD|DC Credit Union Association invites its members and industry partners to explore the new website, take advantage of available resources, and connect with the Association. Bratsakis added, “By leveraging the enhanced functionality and user-friendly design of the new website, member credit unions can access the information they need to drive growth and achieve success.” For more information about the MD|DC Credit Union Association and to explore the new website, please visit


John Coleman
Marketing Communications Manager
MD|DC Credit Union Association

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