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Award Winners

Excellence in Technology Awards

Best in Show: Unitus Community CU, Rivermark Community CU and Advantis CU in Oregon for their “Development of an Innovative Identity Authentication Solution” entry in the Innovation category

in Vernon Hills, IL for their “BCU Microservice Architecture Journey” entry in the Technology Infrastructure category

Clark County CU in Las Vegas, NV for their “Microsoft Power BI – Data Warehouse” entry in the Technology Infrastructure category

Energy One FCU
in Tulsa, OK for their “Increasing Cyber Security Posture, Implementing Best Practices, and Upgrading Infrastructure While Providing Value” entry in the Information Security/Privacy category

in Harrisburg, PA for their “Predicting Loan Application Fraud” entry in the Miscellaneous category

Wings Financial CU
in Apple Valley, MN for their “How Wings Financial is Leveraging Nuance Technology to Create Safe and Superior Financial Services” entry in the Innovation category

Professional of the Year Award

Cynthia A. Schroeder, SVP digital assets, Visions Federal Credit Union, Endicott, NY

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union information technology.

Rising Star Award

Chris Boyle, service desk manager, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, MI

This award honors and recognizes up-and-coming talent in the ranks of credit union information technology leadership.

Top Community Contributor Award

Nick Horak, vice president of IT, Energy One Federal Credit Union, Tulsa, OK

This award recognizes the value and expertise shared with peers through collaboration within the Councils Community networking platform.