Business Development Professional of the Year Award

Nominations Deadline:  December 30, 2019
Entry Materials Deadline:  January 31, 2020

Entry deadline will be strictly followed – no entries will be accepted after the January 31, 2020 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 your 2019 Winner

Yasmin Grullon, Community Engagement Operations Manager, GTE Financial“In March of 2019, I attended the 2019 CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. During this conference, attendees had the opportunity to learn from industry experts, collaborate with like-minded professionals, and build long lasting relationships with other credit union professionals from all over the country. On the last day of this conference, I had privilege to attend the Diamond Awards Dinner, where I was honored as the Business Development Professional of the Year.

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.

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 27th Annual CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference, March 15-18, 2020 in Orlando. 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

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