Nominees


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Talented young credit union executives from around the world have been nominated for the 2015 competition.

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Brian Aalbers, VP, Strategy and Innovation, Libro Credit Union in London, Ontario, Canada

Michael Abraham, Lending Manager, First Financial Credit Union in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Michael Akers, VP Sales and Service, Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union in Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Phylicia Atkins, Director of Training, Democracy Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Joshua Atkinson, Risk Specialist, United Community Credit Union in Houston, Texas, United States

Mitchell Aviles, Member Support Representative II, Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union in Los Angeles, California, United States

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Hayley Badeaux, Chief Operations Officer, Shell Geismar Federal Credit Union in Gonzales, Louisiana, United States

Kim Baker, Member Service Representative III, Telhio Credit Union in Columbus, Ohio, United States

Amber Ball, Accountant, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union in Ogdensburg, New York, United States

Rachel Barker, Business Services Officer, Holy Rosary Credit Union in Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Erica Battle, Marketing Specialist, Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union in Augusta, Georgia, United States

Matt Beckett, Private Wealth Advisor, Coastal Community Credit Union in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Molly Berg, Branch Supervisor, Missoula Federal Credit Union in Missoula, Montana, United States

Nick Bielfelt, Loan Officer, Ecolab Credit Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Julia Boldina, Operations Manager , NYU Federal Credit Union in New York, New York, United States

Chris Boler, AVP, Sales and Service, ORNL Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

Anali Borden, Member Solutions Specialist, Reliant Federal Credit Union in Casper, Wyoming, United States

Stephanie Brady, Indirect Loan Funder/Member Service Representative, PortAlliance Federal Credit Union in Norfolk, Virginia, Unites States

Ashley Buchholz, Marketing Specialist, Wildfire Credit Union in Saginaw, Michigan, United States

AnnMarie Buglione, Financial Analyst, Community Choice Credit Union in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

Danielle Buscher, Learning and Development Manager, West Community Credit Union in O’Fallon, Missouri, United States

Katelyn Bykari, FSR Supervisor, Missoula Federal Credit Union in Missoula, Montana, United States

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Ashley Carr, Human Resources Manager, Public Service Credit Union in Romulus, Michigan, United States

Norah Carrol, Digital Marketing Strategist, Veridian Credit Union in Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Christin Canter, Consumer Lending Manager, Public Service Credit Union in Romulus, Michigan, United States

Cara Carlevatti, Member Development Coordinator, Great Erie Federal Credit Union in Orchard Park, New York, United States

Dave Carnall, Chief Operations Officer, 1st Credit Union of Gainesville in Gainesville, Florida, United States

Nubia  Carrillo, VP Payment Services Division , SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Tustin, California, United States

Brandon Cheak, Loan Officer, Kentucky Employees Credit Union in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States

Natasha Chilingerian, Communications Specialist, Xceed Financial Credit Union in El Segundo, California, United States

Meg Christie, Member Experience Analyst, Partners Federal Credit Union in Burbank, California, United States

Zachary Churchill, Consumer Lending Manager, USF Federal Credit Union in Tampa, Florida, United States

Will Crosswell, Business Development Officer, Palmetto First Federal Credit Union in Florence, South Carolina, United States

Michael Crutchfield, Marketing Manager, Wepawaug-Flagg Federal Credit Union in Hamden, Connecticut, United States

Aaron Cumbers, Portfolio Manager, Loan Trading Desk, Alliant Credit Union in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Christopher Curry, Compliance & Development Manager, Hawaii First Federal Credit Union in Kamuela, Hawaii, United States

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Stephanie Dagg, Loan Officer, Land of Lincoln Credit Union in Decatur, Illinois, United States

Scott Daukas, Chief Operations Officer, TwinStar CU in Olympia, Washington, United States

Steele Davidson, Loan Processing Supervisor, Kearney Federal Credit Union in Kearney, Nebraska, United States

Danny DeLarosa, Market Vice President, United Federal Credit Union in Reno, Nevada, United States

Brittney Dessart, SEG and Social Media Coordinator, PCM Credit Union in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Leanne DeVliegere, Associate VP, Westoba Credit Union Ltd. in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Nathan Dormody, Assistant Branch Manager, Royal Credit Union in Edina, Minnesota, United States

Dennis Dorogi, Vice President of Remote Services, MSU Federal Credit Union in East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Joanna Drennen, Marketing Specialist, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Katie Dressler, Marketing Specialist, First Community Credit Union in Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

Steven Duckworth, Loan Officer, Kentucky Employees Credit Union in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States

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Bree Ediger, University Relations Officer, Maps Credit Union in Salem, Oregon, United States

Marcus Ellington, Member Service Specialist, Public Service Credit Union in Romulus, Michigan, United States

Benjamin Endicott, IT Specialist, Park Side Credit Union in White Fish, Montana, United States

Laura Engle, Human Resources & Training Manager, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Hayden Esau, Loan Officer, Reliant Federal Credit Union in Casper, Wyoming, United States

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Ibrahim Fall, Accountant, New York University Federal Credit Union in New York, New York, United States

Kelsey Fandry, Branch Manager, Rocky Mountain Credit Union in Helena, Montana, United States

Kelly Fleiner, Business Development, Rocky Mountain Credit Union in Helena, Montana, United States

Preston Ford, Indirect Lending Manager, Educational Credit Union in Topeka, Kansas, United States

Yvonne Fossen, HR/IT, North Star Community Credit Union in Maddock, North Dakota, United States

LaShundra Franklin, Chief Financial Officer, Shell Geismar Federal Credit Union in Gonzales, Louisiana, United States

Desiree Freytiz, Branch Manager, Riverfront Federal Credit Union in Reading, Pennsylvania , United States

Nick Fugal, Chief Financial Officer, Idadiv Credit Union in Nampa, Idaho, United States

Matt Fuller, Finance Assistant Manager, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Pam Galatiuk, Ag/Business Service Team, Vanguard Credit Union in Vanguard, Manitoba, Canada

Grant Gallagher, External Affairs & Financial Education Specialist, Affinity Federal Credit Union in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Justin Ganaden, VP Loans, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union in Lihue, Hawaii, United States

Molly Gary, Compliance Analyst, Ent Federal Credit Union in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Amanda Grelha, Loan Officer, STCU Credit Union in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Brian Griffith, AVP Marketing, Gesa Credit Union in Richland, Washington, United States

Joseph Griffith, Compliance Officer, Communication Federal Credit Union in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United State

Patrick Gross, Accounting Supervisor, Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

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Ally Haegele, Collections Specialist, Rocky Mountain Credit Union in Helena, Montana, United States

Nina Hallock, Business Services Representative, Great Basin Federal Credit Union in Reno, Nevada, United States

Neil Hamm, Chief Lending Officer, Austin Credit Union in Austin, Manitoba, Canada

Lisa Hampton, Operations Team Lead, Aneca Federal Credit Union in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Jimese Harkley, Philanthrophy and Community Relations Manager, America's First Federal Credit Union in Gardendale, Alabama, United States

Sarah Dale Harmon, AVP Marketing, Members Exchange Credit Union in Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Ricky Hasan, Accountant, West Community Credit Union in O'Fallon, Missouri, United States

Michelle Hatton, VP of Information Technology , Solarity Credit Union in Yakima, Washington, United States

Nia Henderson, Product Service Professional, Public Service Credit Union in Romulus, Michigan, United States

Elizabeth Henderson, University Relations Officer, Maps Credit Union in Salem, Oregon, United States

Benjamin Hering, Business Development Specialist, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Matthew Hill, Director of Financial Services, Creighton Federal Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Lindsey Hodson, Resource Specialist/Financial Service Representative, Heritage Credit Union in Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Jordan Holland, Assistant Branch Manager, Telhio Credit Union in Columbus, Ohio, United States

William Horlen, Marketing Research Coordinator, STCU in Spokane, Washington, United States

Stacy Hovan, Accounting/Operations Manager, Wilkes-Barre City Employees FCU in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

Kelsey Hovey, Member Contact Center Manager, Park Side Credit Union in Columbia Falls, Montana, United States

Kitsi Hubbard, Marketing Intern, MSU Federal Credit Union in East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Kyndle Huey, AVP, Marketing & Communications, America's First Federal Credit Union in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Crow Hunter, Branch Manager, Peach State Federal Credit Union in Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

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Thomas Igartua, Accounting Clerk, Seasons Federal Credit Union in Middletown, Connecticut, United States

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Michael Jackson, E-Commerce Specialist, Town & Country Federal Credit Union in South Portland, Maine, United States

Aman Jathaul, Internal Auditor, Mazuma in Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Adam Johb, Business Development Manager, Biggar & District Credit Union in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Kelsey Kamera-Stephan, Member Account Specialist, Horizon Credit Union in Missoula, Montana, United States

Kevin Kelly, IT Manager, GHS Federal Credit Union in Binghamton, New York, United States

Erica Kemp, Branch Manager, Credit Union 1 in Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Jae Kim, Branch Manager, Servus Credit Union in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Joseph King, Financial Analyst, Interra Credit Union in Goshen, Indiana, United States

Gary Kirk, Executive Vice President, BluCurrent Credit Union in Springfield, Missouri, United States

Amanda Kissner, Loan Officer, Wakota Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Bonita Knatterud, Member Service Representative, North Star Community Credit Union in Maddock, North Dakota, United States

Alicia Kortus, Accounting Analyst, Dover Federal Credit Union in Dover, Delaware, United States

Jordan Kowalkowski, Financial Analyst, Filer Credit Union in Manistee, Michigan, United States

Abby Kroupa, Business Development Director, Aberdeen Federal Credit Union in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States

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Alyssa LaLonde, Teller/Weekend Supervisor, Limestone Federal Credit Union in Manistique, Michigan, United States

Nathan Lang, AVP Consumer Loan Operations & Product Development, Thrivent Federal Credit Union in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

Kelly LaPlume, Branch Manager, New England Federal Credit Union in Williston, Vermont, United States

Samantha Larsen, Marketing Coordinator, Cornerstone Credit Union in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada

Jennifer Laud, Vice President of Development, First Financial Credit Union in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Brian Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Landings Credit Union in Tempe, Arizona, United States

Jenna Lemmon, Consumer Loan Underwriter, Advia Credit Union in Parchment, Michigan, United States

April Libby, Online Community Manager, Great Basin Federal Credit Union in Reno, Nevada, United States

Whitney Loe, Director of Operations, ANECA Federal Credit Union in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Jason Long, Regional Operations Manager/Sales & Service, ORNL Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

Remi Lukosiunas, Financial Analyst, PBC Credit Union in Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Catherine Lydon, Assistant Vice President of Member Service & Business Development, Boston Firefighters Credit Union in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States

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Jalena Maughan, Member Services, Trico Community Federal Credit Union in Helena, Montana, United States

Ryan Manis, Regional Branch Manager, Kohler Credit Union in Kohler, Wisconsin, United States

Austin McCafferty, Business Development/Marketing, United Community Credit Union in Houston, Texas, United States

Amanda McClure, Strategic Development and Change Manager, Evangelical Christian Credit Union in Brea, California, United States

Joumana McDad, Branch and Remote Services Manager, Public Service Credit Union in Romulus, Michigan, United States

Elyse McEvoy, Assistant Manager, O&R Utilities EFCU in Monroe, New York, United States

John McEwen, Collections Manager, Rocky Mountain Credit Union in Helena, Montana, United States

Lindsey McMillen, Accounting Manager, ORNL Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

Jody McPherson, Manager of Information Technology, Noventis Credit Union in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada

Nilayna Medina, Human Resources Clerk, Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union in Tampa, Florida, United States

Tim Merwin, Executive Vice President of Lending, Advia Credit Union in Parchment, Michigan, United States

Kristy Methot, AVP of Financial Services, Holy Rosary Credit Union in Rochester, New Hampshire, United States

John Miller, Chief Financial Officer, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Fernando Montero, Consumer Loan Analyst, Public Service Credit Union in Romulus, Michigan, United States

Brentt Moon, Vice-President, IT & Operations, Quest Credit Union in Topeka, Kansas, United States

Bianca Moore, Accounting Manager, West Community Credit Union in O'Fallon, Missouri, United States

Jennifer Moore, Risk Manager, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Erin Morotti, Member Service Officer, Credit Union 1 in Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Mike Mortimore, Director of Loan Operations, United Federal Credit Union in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

Jess Mosby, Member Service Supervisor, Trico Community Federal Credit Union in Helena, Montana, United States

Renee Mullins, Loan Consultant II, Call Federal Credit Union in Richmond, Virginia, United States

Beth Musso, Branch Manager, Park Side Credit Union in White Fish, Montana, United States

Karen Myers, Human Resources Project Speciliast, Community Choice Credit Union in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

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Melissa Nesi, Marketing Associate, Aspire Federal Credit Union in Clark, New Jersey, United States

Ryan Neumann, In-School Branch Manager/Senior Loan Officer, Streator Onized Credit Union in Streator, Illinois, United States

Thuy Trang Ngo, Application Support Analyst, Fairfax County Federal Credit Union in Fairfax, Virginia, United States

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Sara O'Hara, MSR Support Specialist, Rocky Mountain Credit Union in Helena, Montana, United States

Angie Ohmstede, HR Director, Texoma Community Credit Union in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States

Ashlee Oldham, Staff Development Coordinator, Assemblies of God Credit Union in Springfield, Missouri, United States

Linda Orfali, AVP of Corporate Relations, America's Christian Credit Union in Glendora, California, United States

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Chelsea Paynter, Accounting Specialist, Fort Community Credit Union in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States

Ryan Pederson, IT Associate, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Terra Perry, Branch Manager, The Summit Federal Credit Union in Rochester, New York, United States

Jeanne Pickens, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Loyalty, Rogue Credit Union in Medford, Oregon, United States

Ashley Pierce, Financial Analyst, A+ Federal Credit Union in Austin, Texas, United States

Katelynn Piper, Team Lead, Park SIde Credit Union in White Fish, Montana, United States

Joshua Poole, Chief Lending Officer, Shell Geismar Federal Credit Union in Gonzales, Louisiana, United States

Kyhle Porter, Personal Sales and Services Manager, Financial Center Federal Credit Union in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Benjamin Raccio, Manager, Consumer Lending, Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States

Krista Raines, Loan Officer/Member Service Specialist, WV Central Credit Union in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States

Terie Ranguette, Teller, Limestone Federal Credit Union in Manistique, Michigan, United States

Jamie Redmon, Loan Processor, Park Side Credit Union in White Fish, Montana, United States

Ashli Rhynes, Loan Officer, Streator Onized Credit Union in Streator, Illinois, United States

Brian Rich, Marketing Coordinator, Icon Credit Union in Boise, Idaho, United States

Joel Richard, Vice President of Operations, Interra Credit Union in Goshen, Indiana, United States

Tanya Romero, Chief Operations Officer, Guadalupe Credit Union in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Connie Sanders, Marketing Coordinator, Dover Federal Credit Union in Dover, Delaware, United States

Roderick Scott, Product Service Proffesional, Public Service Credit Union in Romulus, Michigan, United States

Danielle Servais, Ag Loan Officer, McCone County Federal Credit Union in Circle, Montana, United States

Tia Shibley, Member Service Advisor, United Federal Credit Union in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Jeremy Silva, Chief Financial Officer, AMOCO Federal Credit Union in Texas City, Texas, United States

Thomas Slemp, Management Trainee, State Employees Credit Union Maryland in Linthicum, Maryland, United States

Jennifer Smith, Assistant Manager, Maps Credit Union in Salem, Oregon, United States

Ryan Sonnenberg, Community Stewardship Officer, Pima Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Arizona, United States

Luke Soper, Senior Financial Analyst, San Diego County Credit Union in San Diego, California, United States

Camille Stephenson, Financial Analyst, Mazuma Credit Union in Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Erika Sullivan, Assistant Branch Manager, Bellwether Community Union in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Mallory Surprenant, Training Specialist, NorthCountry Federal Credit Union in Burlington, Vermont, United States

Will Swanson, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Sterling United Federal Credit Union in Evansville, Indiana, United States

Alissa Sykes, Vice President, Lending, Sunmark Federal Credit Union in Latham, New York, United States

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Benjamin Teske, Consumer Lending Manager, America's First Federal Credit Union in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Garrick Throckmorton, AVP, Organizational Development, Allegacy Federal Credit Union in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Candice Thiry, Branch Manager, PCM Credit Union in Marinette, Wisconsin, United States

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Tim Vogel, Marketing Coordinator, Interra Credit Union in Goshen, Indiana, United States

Stephanie Vredenburg, Contact Center Team Lead, Park Side Credit Union in Columbia Falls, Montana, United States

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Rachel Wachs, Member Service Representative, Jax Metro Credit Union in Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Holly Jo Walker, Loan Officer, Memorial Federal Credit Union in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States

Carissa Wall, Manager of Centralized Services, Access Credit Union in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada

Kris Wanner, Investment Specialist, Conexus Credit Union in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

James Warneck, Lending Manager, GHS Federal Credit Union in Binghamton, New York, United States

Kourtney Washington, Director of HAPPI / Marketing, ANECA Federal Credit Union in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Neal Weber, Financial Analyst, Warren Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

Grace Webster, Admin Officer, Nottingham Credit Union in Nottingham, England, England

JR Webster, Financial Educator, Tinker Federal Credit Union in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Untied States

Christopher Whalen, Marketing & E-Services Specialist, Connex Credit Union in Guilford, Connecticut, United States

Latesha Wheeler, Assistant Branch Manager, District Government Employees Federal Credit Union in Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Chemeka Williams, Assistant Branch Manager, New Generations Federal Credit Union in Richmond, Virginia, United States

Derek Williams, Chief Operations Officer, BluCurrent Credit Union in Springfield, Missouri, United States

Michael Williams, Digital Marketing Specialist, American Heritage Federal Credit Union in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Courtney Wishlow, Senior Communications Consultant, Conexus in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tammy Wood, Relationship Development Specialist, Dupaco Community Credit Union in Dubuque, Iowa, United States

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Kyle Zagunis, Process Improvement Specialist, Co-op Services Credit Union in Livonia, Michigan, United States

Laura Zavala, Business Development Officer, Elevations Credit Union in Boulder, Colorado, United States