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Award Winners

Excellence in Lending Awards

This award recognizes credit union lending professionals who have shown outstanding commitment and innovation in their field. This year’s winners include:

Best in Show: SPIRE CU in Falcon Heights, MN, for their Business Lending entry entitled Property Tax Assessment Clean Energy Financing Improves Economy


Kitsap CU in Bremerton, WA, for their Business Lending entry entitled Kitsap Credit Union’s Commercial Lending Software Enhancement


PSE CU in Parma, OH, for their Consumer Lending entry entitled Home Sweet Loan Home Equity


Georgia United CU
in Duluth, GA, for their Consumer Lending entry entitled Incremental Changes Bring Big Results


SAFE FCU in Sumter, SC, for their Mortgage Lending entry entitled SAFE's Forward Vision to Mortgage Lending


Rising Star Award

This award recognizes up-and-coming talent in the ranks of credit union lending leadership. This year’s winner:

Drew Huckeba, senior vice president and chief lending officer, SAFE FCU, Sumter, SC

Phil Greer Lifetime Achievement Award

Phil Greer Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is selected by the CUNA Lending Council Executive Committee. Named for the late Phil Greer, senior vice president of loan administration for State Employees CU, the award recognizes lifetime achievement by a credit union lending professional who exemplifies the same kind of leadership, passion and commitment Greer brought to the lending profession. This year’s recipient:

Chris Oldag, retired and former chief lending officer & senior vice president, Pacific Service CU, Concord, CA

Top Community Contributor Award

This award recognizes the value and expertise shared with peers through collaboration within the CUNA Councils Community. This year’s winner is:

Jaccie Gaines-Adams, consumer loan manager, Matanuska Valley FCU, Palmer, AK