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Technology Professional of the Year Award

Honoring one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union information technology. 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. 

Eligibility

To be considered, you must be nominated. To nominate a colleague or yourself, complete the online nomination form by July 25, 2022. Fill in what you know about the nominee. Once nominated, candidates will be contacted to complete any missing information. You may nominate more than one person.

  • Nominee must be actively employed at a credit union
  • Nominee must be from a CUNA-affiliated credit union
  • Nominee must be currently assigned to an information technology function or directly supporting information technology
  • Current members of the CUNA Technology Council’s Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination

Nomination Procedures

Nominate a colleague or yourself by completing the online nomination form by July 25, 2022. The form asks for information on why the nominee deserves this prestigious award including the following. Limit your entry to no more than 2-3 paragraphs per question.

  • Why did you nominate this individual?
  • Contributions made to information technology as a credit union professional
  • Contributions to information technology's role in the success of a particular credit union or credit union-related activity
  • Include candidate’s LinkedIn profile – for positions (current and past); district, league and national involvement; and community involvement

The Selection Process

A panel of Technology Council Executive Committee members and industry professionals will select the Professional of the Year. Selection will be based on the candidates’ mastery in the following. Vetting may include dialogue with candidate’s colleagues.

  • Contribution to the candidate’s profession
  • Contribution to the success of the candidate’s credit union
  • Contribution to the credit union movement
  • Community involvement

Winner Recognitions

The winner will be announced at the CUNA Technology Council Conference. The winner will receive the following:

  • A prestigious commemorative award
  • A complimentary Technology membership for 2023
  • A complimentary registration to the 2022 Conference in Las Vegas
  • A profile in Credit Union Magazine
  • Recognition throughout the credit union industry

How to Enter

To nominate an associate or yourself, complete the online nomination form by July 25, 2022. The steps below outline exactly how to enter.

  1. Register an Account
  2. Create Your Entry
  3. Upload Digital Files
  4. Submit Entry

Questions

Questions about the criteria or entry procedures? Contact CUNA Council Administration at 800-356-9655, ext. 4018 or awards@cuna.coop