The judges’ results are in! The five Finalists for the 2014 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge are:
- Alex Castley, Integris Credit Union, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
- Alvaro Macias, Ascentra Credit Union, Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
- Brianne Meszaros, Royal Credit Union, Edina, Minnesota, United States
- Jennifer Mravich, Power Credit Union, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
- Noel Sanger, United Federal Credit Union, Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
A combination of public vote and a judging panel determined the Top 15 entrants. Since the results of that vote were announced in late July, all 15 young professionals have been providing updates to their projects at www.nexttopcreditunionexec.com. These updates and entrants’ earlier video applications were evaluated by a judging team composed of Deedee Myers, CEO of DDJ Myers, Phoenix, and two credit union CEOs.
“Once again, the judges’ job of determining which Finalists should move forward in the competition was a difficult one,” said Chuck Fagan, CUES’ president/CEO. “These five Finalists were selected from a diverse and highly qualified group. We applaud all of our applicants for their hard work to promote their projects, and for the great ideas they are implementing at their credit unions. Now, we congratulate the Finalists, and look forward to learning about their projects’ progress between now and their final presentations at CEO/Executive Team Network in November.”
In addition to two coaching sessions provided by challenge sponsor and CUES Supplier member DDJ Myers, the five Finalists each receive registration, accommodation and airfare to CUES' CEO/Executive Team Network™ in Amelia Island, Fla., November 2-5, 2014. There, the Finalists will face off for the grand prize, a CUES educational package valued at $20,000, and the honor of being named 2014 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec on November 5.
The CUES Team