Yolo Federal Credit Union named Diamond Awards recipient amid record-breaking competition

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 10, 2024)Yolo Federal Credit Union was among 168 credit unions nationwide named as winners of  prestigious Diamond Awards – the Marketing & Business Development Council’s annual marketing  excellence competition. 

Yolo FCU Marketing Department received the following recognition: One Time Event, Technology  Enhancement Communication Plans. These plans were developed for a core conversion and online  banking conversion that occurred at the same time. 

The Marketing & Business Development Council of America’s Credit Unions also announced the list of all  winners for its annual Diamond Awards, recognizing the best marketing campaigns in the credit union  industry from the past year. Credit unions, advertising agencies, and associations submited a record  1,451 submissions for the prestigious awards. In all, 168 organizations from 44 states and the District of  Columbia were selected as winners. 

“We are honored to be recognized by the Marketing & Business Development Council of America’s  Credit Unions,” said Kelley Jacobsen, Yolo FCU Chief Operating Officer. “I am proud of my team and the  work they have accomplished. Effective communication during a technology upgrade can be very  challenging, but their commitment to excellence and dedication to our members resulted in a successful  outcome.” 

“We are absolutely delighted to honor Yolo FCU and the other 167 winners with this level of  recognition,” said Lesli Bishop, Diamond Awards chair and Chief Marketing Officer at Family Savings  Credit Union in Gadsden, Ala. “It’s evident that these credit unions not only embody the spirit of the  credit union movement but also propel it forward with their innovative approaches.” 

This year’s Diamond Awards marked a milestone, celebrating 30 years of excellence in credit union  marketing and setting a new record with over 350 awards distributed – underscoring the exceptional  quality of marketing work being produced by credit unions nationwide.

Pictured left to right in photo:
Kelley Jacobsen, Chief Operating Officer
Juan Nolasco, Creative Developer
Megan Wessling, Marketing Manager

About Yolo Federal Credit Union

Yolo Federal Credit Union has been serving the local communities for over 64 years. Membership is available to anyone that lives, works, worships, or attends school in Yolo County. Yolo FCU is federally insured by the NCUA. To learn more about Yolo Federal Credit Union, or to open your account, visit, visit a local branch, or call (530) 668-2700.

About America’s Credit Unions

America’s Credit Unions is the unified voice for not-for-profit credit unions and their more than140  million members nationonwide. America’s Credit Unions provides strong advocacy, resources and  services to protect, empower and advance credit unions and the people and communities they serve.  For more information about America’s Credit Union, visit

About Councils

Councils is a member-led, collaborative community of credit union leaders providing vibrant peer  interaction, new ideas and innovation to foster professional development for executives while  advocating for the overall success of the credit union movement. There are eight Councils with a  network of more than 8,500 credit union professionals. For more information, visit


Kelley Jacobsen
Vice President-Marketing & Operations
Yolo Federal Credit Union
Direct Line: 530-669-6300

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