Awards & Recognition

CUES celebrates our members, applauding the industry’s highest achievers.

Nomination Form

For Credit Union Staff

Hall of Fame

Inductees are recognized annually for contributions to their profession and the industry, involvement in community service, education and a history of self-improvement, and contributions to CUES.

Outstanding Chief Executive

This award recognizes outstanding leaders at the CEO level who display professional achievement, support employee motivation, and are dedicated to their community.


Exceptional Leader

Non-chief executive officers who are current CUES members are eligible to apply for this award, which acknowledges decision-makers for their ambition, participation, and devotion to their credit union and the movement.



Next Top Credit Union Exec

Our search for emerging credit union leaders awards more than $50,000 in prizes to exceptional credit union professionals 35 and under who have not yet reached the CEO level.

For Credit Union Directors

Distinguished Director

This honor is presented to a credit union board or committee member whose achievements have strengthened their credit union. Applicants must be a current CUES Director or CCUBE members.


For Councils

Outstanding Councils

CUES Outstanding Council awards are presented to CUES Councils exhibiting exceptional programming and involvement throughout the year. Recognition is given in three categories based on membership size.