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Greg Inman Servant Leadership Award

A credit union industry award that honors and values the principles of servant leadership.

“Be a leader not a follower and put others first.” – Greg Inman

The Greg Inman Servant Leadership Award was created by CUNA Councils in 2022 to pay tribute to its leader Greg Inman, who passed unexpectedly in 2021. The epitome of a servant leader, Greg  was passionate about team building, about community, and about developing and motivating others to reach their full potential. He demonstrated unselfish wisdom, served as a guide, and had that rare sense of pure ethics and honorable humility. This award looks to recognize individuals who exemplify the principles of servant leadership that Greg so often exhibited.

To learn more about Greg and the Award, watch this video.

Winner List

Greg Inman Servant Leadership Award Winners

CUNA Councils


To be considered for this award, an individual must:

  • Have a past or current connection to the credit union industry (e.g.: employee, volunteer, league or association, industry provider, etc.)
  • In their work and actions, have demonstrated key characteristics of servant leader philosophy:
    - Values People: Believes, serves, and listens to others
    - Develops People: Provides learning, growth, encouragement and affirmation
    - Builds Community: Develops strong collaborative and personal relationships inside and outside of the industry and within their own communities
    - Displays Authenticity: Open, accountable, and willing to learn from others
    - Provides Leadership: Foresees the future, takes initiative, and establishes goals
    Shares Leadership: Facilitating and sharing of power

Nomination Procedures

Nominations can come from individuals or organizations. Nominators should submit a 350 words or less statement that describes how the nominee meets the eligibility criteria.  

Nominations must also include a minimum of two (and up to four) testimonials/letters of recommendation from peers, colleagues, bosses, mentors or other individuals familiar with the candidate, in support of this nomination. Testimonials/letters should be 300 words or less, and they should reinforce how the nominee has demonstrated the servant leader values. 

Deadline for submittals is Monday, December 18, 2023, (including all testimonials / letters of recommendation). 

Selection Process

A selection panel from within the credit union industry will review materials (and may also have follow-up communications with nominators and endorsers).  The award winner will be notified on or about January 3, 2024.

Winner Recognition

The winner will be announced at the 2024 Governmental Affairs Conference, March 3-7, 2024 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

The winner will receive the following:

  • A prestigious commemorative award
  • The award will cover travel, hotel, and a complimentary registration to the 2024 GAC Conference
  • A profile in Credit Union Magazine
  • Recognition throughout the credit union industry

How to Enter

To nominate a colleague or yourself, complete the online nomination form by (including all testimonials / letters of recommendation) by Monday, December 18, 2023.  The steps below outline exactly how to enter.

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

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Questions about the criteria or entry procedures? Contact CUNA Councils Administration at 608-231-4141 or