Who will be the Next Top Credit Union Exec?

More than $50,000 in prizes will be awarded!

We’re proud to announce our Final Five vying for the Next Top Credit Union Exec title

The competition keeps heating up. Our esteemed judging panel whittled down our Top 10 to these five Finalists for the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition. Each of the five Finalists will be producing an additional video detailing the progress of their project. Then in November, they will travel to Nashville for the CUES' CEO/Executive Team Network™ conference where they’ll make a final presentation about their project. 

The annual CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition is a fantastic opportunity for emerging credit union leaders to be recognized for their ideas and their talents. More than $50,000 in prizes will be awarded, plus the title of CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec. Once again, CUES has partnered with Currency to manage this dynamic competition, plus DDJ Myers has returned as a sponsor to facilitate coaching and judging.

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DDJ Myers offers executive recruitment, strategic organization and the Advancing Leadership Institute for high performing organizations.

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Currency is the leading credit union-focused financial education firm. We help credit unions attract, educate and inspire young adult members.

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The competition has helped to advance the careers of our finalists and winners


“This has been an amazing journey with so many great things happening behind the scenes. Working with CUES, DDJ Myers and Currency has been transformational.”

“Winning this competition was overwhelming. The support I received during the competition and beyond far surpassed my expectations.”

“Winning the competition has expanded my network exponentially and allowed me to learn from credit union leaders across the country. It has also given me the tools to plan and carry out short- and long-term initiatives.”


“Being named the winner has given me a huge boost. It validated the work we are doing at my credit union, and gave a shot of confidence to all of us. We may be a small credit union in Northern Canada, but we can have an impact internationally.”


“Being named the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec has opened numerous public speaking doors for me. I eagerly look forward to sharing my experience with others and encouraging them to take part in future competitions.”


“What an awesome program to encourage credit union professionals, 35 and under, to get involved in the industry, network and learn from industry leaders, as well as grow professionally and personally during the process.”


“Because of this competition and going on to achieve my CCE designation, I have set forth a future goal of becoming a CEO in the credit union movement. The CCE designation will definitely assist me in working toward reaching that goal.”


“Winning the 2010 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec clarified the passion and talents that I have in my life and gave me a window into what's possible in my future. It was an awesome experience.”