Distinguished Director Award Winners

2019 Award Winner

2019 Distinguished Director Award Winner Linda MedinaLinda Medina

Board Chair, Guadalupe Credit Union

Santa Fe, NM

A board member for 17 years, Linda played a key role in developing the credit union’s current mission to help its membership base become financially empowered. 

Linda’s passion to serve the surrounding community, which includes many recent immigrants and the underserved, was key in keeping the credit union focused on this mission and vision. As a result, Guadalupe Credit Union became a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and has since received over $3.8 million in funding. The institution has grown during this timeframe from $30 million in assets to over $175 million, and from 4,800 members to over 20,000.

Linda serves as a mentor for new board members. She was one of the first to receive the Certified Credit Union Volunteer designation, and through her leadership all Guadalupe Credit Union directors have become Certified Credit Union Board Members. 

Check out this Article on CU Management about Linda's accomplishments!

 

2018 Distinguished Director Award Winner James SackettJames Sackett

Director, Firefly Credit Union

Burnsville, MN

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2017 Distinguished Director Award Winner J. Marvin HawkJ. Marvin Hawk, CCD

Board Chair, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Radcliff, KY

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2016 Distinguished Director Award Winner Peter HaneltPeter Hanelt, CPA

Board Chair, Patelco Credit Union

Pleasanton, CA

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2015 Distinguished Director Winner Frank BrancaFrank Branca

Board Chair Director, Digital Federal Credit Union

Marlborough, MA

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2014 Distinguished Director Winner Howard WilliamsHoward Williams, CCD

Former Director, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Radcliff, KY

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2013 Distinguished Director Winner Ron SeamanRon Seaman

Board Chairman, SAFE Credit Union

North Highlands, CA

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2012 Distinguished Director Award Winner Marty GillisMartin D. Gillis, CCD

Chairman/Board, Windsor Family Credit Union

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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2011 Distinguished Director Winner Charles SmithCharles Smith

Board Chair, First New York Federal Credit Union

New York

Check out this Article on CU Management about  Charles' accomplishments!

2010 Distinguished Director Winner Ertis BlakeErtis Blake

President, Communications & Other Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union Limited

Jamaica

Check out this Article on CU Management about  Ertis' accomplishments!