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Awards programs

CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council awards programs

As a Marketing & Business Development 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.

Diamond Awards

Early-bird deadline: December 21, 2022
Final deadline: January 17, 2023

The most prestigious annual credit union marketing competition, the Diamond Awards recognize and reward creative excellence and outstanding results.


2023 Recognition Awards

“These awards recognize professionals who are impassioned to create superlative campaigns highlighting their credit unions,” said Lynn Heider, Recognition Awards chair and vice president, communications & public affairs, Northwest Credit Union Association. 

Nominations Deadline: February 6, 2023

Business Development Professional of the Year Award

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union business development. It recognizes individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union and the advancement of the cooperative movement.

Community Outreach Professional of the Year Award

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union community outreach. It recognizes individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union and the advancement of the cooperative movement.

Marketing Professional of the Year Award

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union marketing. It recognizes individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union and the advancement of the cooperative movement.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes marketing and business development professionals who have excelled at this difficult discipline throughout their professional careers.

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes and honors an emerging marketing or business development professional in the credit union industry. The recipient of this prestigious award will be someone whose work demonstrates ongoing and exceptional growth. Their contribution to the future of the credit union industry is evident during the time they've been a part of the movement.

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.

Volunteer of the Year Award

As a member-led organization, CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council relies on volunteers, and this award recognizes those contributions. The Volunteer of the Year is nominated and chosen by peers on the Council based on involvement and contributions over the past year.

2022 Recognition Awards

Press Release

Successes in credit union marketing and business development honored

CUNA Councils

03/21/2022

Winner List

Recognition Award Winners

CUNA Councils

Winner List

Excellence in Marketing & Business Development Award Winners

CUNA Councils