Summit Credit Union’s Heidi Duss honored by Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Advocate of the Year award recognizes excellence for advocacy in inclusion, diversity

MADISON, WI (October 1, 2019) — Heidi Duss, Summit Credit Union’s manager of diversity and inclusion, wellness and community engagement, was recognized by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Wednesday night for her advocacy for inclusion within the larger business community. Duss was presented with the Advocate of the Year award at the chamber’s annual Business Awards and Showcase in Milwaukee.

“At Summit Credit Union, creating a space where everyone feels welcome, comfortable and supported is very important to who we are,” said Summit CEO & President Kim Sponem. “We are very proud of Heidi’s efforts to advocate for diversity and inclusion not just at Summit, but in local businesses and the community as a whole.”

Duss was presented the chamber’s Advocate of the Year award in recognition of her ongoing work supporting and organizing a diverse business community throughout the state. An active participant in the chamber’s Leadership Council and LGBT Workplace Alliance, she has demonstrated a commitment to creating change and promoting inclusion at Summit and throughout the community altogether.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations, and professionals throughout Wisconsin. The organization’s annual business awards recognize contributions by chamber members to building a strong, pro-fairness business community in the state.

About Summit Credit Union (WI)

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. Summit holds $6.8 billion in assets and has more than 252,000 members and 967 employees across 57 locations throughout Wisconsin. Since 2002, Kim Sponem has been CEO & President of Summit Credit Union, formerly known as CUNA Credit Union/Great Wisconsin Credit Union. Recognized for its excellence in employee engagement, in 2021, 2022 and 2023 Summit was named both a Top Workplace in the USA by Top Workplaces USA and a Top Workplace in the Madison area by the Wisconsin State Journal. In 2023 it has added a Top Workplace award in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. For more information, visit or call 608-243-5000 or 800-236-5560. For additional media information, visit or follow Summit on Facebook and Instagram.


Jason Waller
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