Three Credit Union Leaders Receive Awards at 2011 Iowa Credit Union Convention

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Des Moines, IA— The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) honored three credit union representatives at the Iowa Credit Union Convention held in Des Moines September 14-16.

Heritage Award

Larry Nuss received the 2011 Heritage Award for lifetime achievement within the credit union industry. Nuss has been active within the credit union movement for more than 50 years. His past credit union involvement includes serving as Cedar Falls Community Credit Union’s CEO for more than 32 years as well as serving as chairman of the Iowa Credit Union League and as vice president and president of the Black Hack Chapter of Iowa credit unions, among others.

Professional Cooperative Spirit Award

Tom Kuehl was presented with the 2011 Professional Cooperative Spirit Award in recognition of outstanding service, commitment and leadership in the credit union movement. Kuehlhas been in the credit union industry for more than 30 years and has been a visionary leader, change agent and strong advocate for the movement. Most recently, Kuehl served as CEO for The Members Group and prior to that as CEO of Iowa Corporate Central Credit Union.

Volunteer Cooperative Spirit Award

Financial Plus Credit Union Board Member Steve Williams received the 2011 Volunteer Cooperative Spirit award for his outstanding volunteer accomplishments in the credit union industry. A few of Williams’ involvements include serving as a board member, treasurer, audit, credit and chairperson of Financial Plus. During his 35 years of service to the industry, Williams has seen the credit union grow and develop tremendously, as well as the credit union movement itself.

The Iowa Credit Union League is the trade association that represents the interests of Iowa credit unions and their more than 900,000 members. Credit unions are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives owned and operated by their members. Iowans use their credit union membership to receive higher interest rates on savings and lower interest rates on loans. For more information on ICUL and Iowa credit unions, visit Follow ICUL on Twitter at or on Facebook at


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