Distinguished Director Award Winners

John Sackett2022 Award Winner

John Sackett

Board Member
Royal Credit Union

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Sackett was appointed to a seat on the Royal CU Board in 1984. At the time, Royal CU had $80 million in assets, one office and 13 employees. Today, Royal CU has grown to $4 billion in assets, 23 offices and 650 employees. In 2012, Sackett helped establish the RCU Foundation, and continues to serve as its chair. The RCU Foundation has donated more than $7 million to date.

He also serves as a leader in the national credit union movement in his role as vice-chair of the National Credit Union Foundation Board.

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2021 Distinguished Director Winner Joan Nelson

Joan Nelson

Board Chair
Coastal Credit Union

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Linda Carver
Linda Carver, CCD

Board Chair
America First Credit Union

Ogden, UT

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2019 Distinguished Director Winner Linda MedinaLinda Medina

Board Chair
Guadalupe Credit Union

Santa Fe, NM

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2018 Distinguished Director 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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