Business Development Professional of the Year Award

Nominations Deadline:  January 8, 2021
Entry Materials Deadline:  February 5, 2021

Entry deadline will be strictly followed – no entries will be accepted after the February 5, 2021 deadline date so please don’t wait until the last minute – applications take time to fill out and complete. Thank you!

The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council's Business Development Professional of the Year Award recognizes and honors an individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union business development. This distinction is reserved exclusively for the credit union business development elite: individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel in perpetuating the growth of credit union membership and expansion of services, while maintaining the ideals of the credit union movement.

Hear from the 2019 Winner:

Yasmin Grullon, Community Engagement Operations Manager, GTE Financial, Tampa, FL“What does this award mean to you and your credit union? The entire experience has been rewarding to say the least. When nominated by my leaders at GTE Financial, I could have never imagined what lied ahead. This award has afforded me many opportunities; the opportunity to grow professionally by attending the CUNA Marketing & Business Development annual conference; the opportunity to affirm my expertise and role within my credit union; and the opportunity to further build bridges that communicate the Credit Union difference within my community.

What would you say to others thinking about applying for the BDPOY Award? If you are passionate about the communities you serve and the impact your business development efforts have on your Credit Union and your partners, I highly recommend you apply. It is truly a career affirming and impacting honor – I know that was certainly the case for me! 

Winner Recognition

The winner will be announced at the 28th Annual CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference, March 21-24, 2021 in Los Angeles. The winner should plan on attending the conference and will receive the following:

  • The prestigious Business Development Professional of the Year award;
  • Recognition in Credit Union Magazine;
  • Complimentary registration to the conference;
  • The opportunity to help select the following year's recipient and present the award.

Nomination and Entry Process

Start by reviewing the details, deadlines and the nomination process.

To nominate an associate or yourself, complete the online nomination form. You may nominate more than one person.

Once nominated, those interested in competing for the award must submit entry materials.

How to Enter

The entry form must be completed and submitted online. The steps below outline exactly how to enter.

  1. Register an Account
  2. Create Your Entry
  3. Upload Digital Files
  4. Submit Entry

LOGIN – to begin entry process

If you have questions about the entry process, please contact CUNA Councils at 1-800-356-9655, ext. 4018 or