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Awards programs

CUNA Finance Council awards programs

As a Finance Council member, you're encouraged to nominate your peers for a variety of awards and recognition programs. Whether you're seeking to gain recognition for your own internal credit union stars, or have peers who deserve the spotlight, acknowledge the best and brightest with our awards programs.

Recognition Awards

Thank you for your interest in Councils’ Excellence Awards. As we embark on our transformation into America's Credit Unions, we've decided to take time to reevaluate Councils’ Excellence Awards in 2024. This hiatus will allow us to carefully evaluate the best way to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of our industry, aligning with the vision, mission, and purpose of our new organization. Rest assured, we are enthusiastic about establishing fresh recognition opportunities and will keep you informed as more details unfold. 
Thank you for being part of this exciting transition. We look forward to sharing more updates and celebrating the achievements of our industry together.

Professional of the Year Award

Honoring one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union financial management. The award recognizes 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.

Rising Star Award

This award honors and recognizes up-and-coming talent in the ranks of credit union financial leadership. The recipient of this award will be an emerging finance professional whose body of work demonstrates ongoing exceptional growth and high potential for future impact.

Top Community Contributor Award

This award recognizes the value and expertise shared with peers through collaboration within the Councils Community networking platform. The value generated by asking and answering questions and sharing documents and ideas is one of our greatest member-driven benefits. The winner is identified based on quality and quantity of contributions.

Past Recognition Awards

Winner List

Recognition Award Winners

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