Voting is open for the 2019 Credit Union Hero of the Year award

WASHINGTON, DC (February 5, 2019)Credit Union Magazine is excited to announce the four finalists for the 2019 Credit Union Hero of the Year award:

  • Cherry Dale, financial education director, Virginia Credit Union, Richmond, Va.
  • Harlene Johnson, president, Light Commerce Credit Union, Houston
  • Diane Sandoval-Griego, financial empowerment and outreach manager, Guadalupe Credit Union, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Bridget Staffileno, vice president community affairs, Catholic Federal Credit Union, Saginaw, Mich.

“The credit union movement is filled with superheroes, and we are in awe of all the amazing submissions received over the past two months,” says Ann Hayes Peterson, vice president of publishing at CUNA and editor-in-chief of Credit Union Magazine. “These four individuals truly live the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ and are making an enormous impact in their communities. We’re thrilled to be able to showcase them to the rest of the movement.”

A credit union hero is someone who best personifies credit union philosophy and ideals, shows dedication to credit union principles, and makes a difference in their community.

Voting is now open to select one of these individuals as the 2019 Credit Union Hero of the Year. The voting deadline is March 22, 2019.

The winner will be recognized during the America’s Credit Union Conference, June 17-20 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Read about the 2019 Credit Union Hero of the Year finalists and cast your vote at

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