By their very nature, credit unions and their employees are at the center of member service and service to the community. Service is a core tenant of a credit union’s basic structure; the goal of sharing resources and empowering others a vital part of the institutions’ role in the community. But some credit union employees go above and beyond to better their credit unions and communities.

Banker & Tradesman asked readers to nominate the Credit Union Heroes among us. We set out to find those who demonstrate leadership and commitment within their credit union and in the communities they serve, through activism, philanthropy and mentorship.

This year’s 10 winners were selected for a variety of reasons. One board member is recognized for the longevity of her service – more than 30 years on the board, the last 16 as chairman. One credit union member volunteered to lead the temporary board of directors and is now its CEO. Another has been recognized by the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Massachusetts Credit Union League with eponymous awards bestowed in his honor; yet another was selected to travel to Cuba next month to further relations with the island nation.

We invite you to read their stories, share their inspirations and celebrate their accomplishments. Congratulations, Credit Union Heroes!

2015 Credit Union Heroes

by Banker & Tradesman time to read: 1 min