CUES Distinguished Director

James Sackett of Firefly CU (center) celebrates his award with his retiring CEO, Bill Raker (left) and CUES President/CEO John Pembroke.

Award Overview

CUES Distinguished Director honors strong volunteers whose achievements have strengthened their credit union.

Who is Eligible?

Candidates must:

  • Be a current current CUES Director member.
  • Be nominated by a current CUES member
  • Have rendered exceptional service and/or made outstanding contributions to strengthen their credit union and/or the industry
  • Not have received this recognition previously


The application period will open in January 2020.

Completed applications are due July 31, 2020. 

Where will the Award be Presented?

This award will be presented at CUES Directors Conference in Orlando, Florida, December 8-11, 2019. Recipients will be invited to join us for the event and be recognized during the program.

What Does the Winner Receive?

The award winner will receive special recognition at CUES 2019 Directors Conference, a crystal trophy, a feature article in CU Management Magazine, and the ability to moderate conversations in the directors community within the CUESNet online community.


If you have any additional questions please reach out to Renee Todd,, or 608.288.5333

Meet the Winners

View current and past Distinguished Director Award winners

Distinguished Director Award Winners