Nominations Deadline: December 29, 2017
Entry Materials Deadline: January 22, 2018

Entry deadline will be strictly followed – no entries will be accepted after the January 22, 2018 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 Marketing Professional of the Year Award recognizes and honors an individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union marketing. This distinction is reserved exclusively for the credit union marketing elite: individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their employer, and the advancement of ideals of the credit union movement.

Hear from your 2017 Winner

Nathan Schmidt, EVP, Brand Strategy & Digital Channels, San Diego County Credit Union: “Attending the conference and awards event was an incredible experience. I enjoyed listening to the speakers, meeting new people, and walking away with many ideas from the energy, inspiration and learning opportunities! I am always impressed by the honorees at the awards dinner, and the amazing work that so many credit unions across the country are doing – which is why I was deeply honored to receive the Marketing Professional of the Year award.”

What does this award mean to you and your credit union? “Receiving the Marketing Professional of the Year award was a huge honor, especially with so many talented marketing professionals in our industry. I accepted the award on behalf of the hard work and dedication of each employee at SDCCU. I am grateful to work with amazing people who share my same passion for credit unions and continue to raise the bar on creativity, propelling SDCCU to one of the top credit unions in the country and San Diego’s BEST credit union.”

What would you say to others thinking about applying for the 2017 Award? “I would encourage anyone to apply for next year’s Marketing Professional of the Year award. It is hands down one of the highest honors that marketing professionals in the credit union industry can receive.”

Winner Recognition

The winner will be announced at the 25th Annual CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference, March 11-14, 2018 in San Francisco. The winner should plan on attending the conference and will receive the following:

  • The prestigious Marketing 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 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