Rising Star Award

Nominations Deadline: January 31, 2020
Nomination deadline will be strictly followed – nominations will not 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!

Celebrate Your Rising Star

The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council's Rising Star Award recognizes and honors an individual with 2 or less years of paid, full time experience in the credit union industry. The winner of this prestigious award will be an emerging marketing or business development professional whose work demonstrates ongoing and exceptional growth. Their contribution to the future of the credit union industry is evident even in the short time they've been a part of the movement.

Hear from your 2019 Winner

Kristin Romero, Vice President of Marketing, Baton Rouge Telco FCU: 
“The experience of receiving the Rising Star Award was a true honor and quite humbling. I know that as part of this industry, I’m surrounded by some amazing talent and to be selected as the recipient of the award feels like a great accomplishment.

Receiving the Rising Star Award meant so much to me and my credit union. Our shop was in the middle of undergoing some really large scale changes, not only in marketing, but across the board. This national recognition helped cement for myself and for our leadership that we are making positive changes and impacting the credit union and our members in a real way.

No one understands your accomplishments better than you do. Don’t be afraid to examine the good work you’re doing for your credit union and apply. I had never considered nominating myself for an award before, and I probably wouldn’t have if it had not been for the encouraging words of a previous winner. One of my favorite quotes is from Guy Kawasaki who said, “If you don’t toot your own horn, don’t complain that there’s no music!” Get out there and make some music!”

Winner Recognition

The winner will be announced at the 27th Annual CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Annual Conference, March 15-18, 2020 in Orlando. The winner should plan on attending the conference and will receive the following:

  • The prestigious Rising Star 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 Process

  1. First review the details and nomination process
  2. Then complete and submit the nomination form

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