CUES and Currency Marketing Partner to Launch Next Top Credit Union Exec Contest for the Second Year

The industry’s first competition recognizing the incredible young leaders of the movement is back! The search is on for the 2011 “Next Top Credit Union Exec.” The Credit Union Executives Society’s (CUES) program for the industry’s emerging leaders, modeled after Currency’s popular Young & Free program, was a tremendous success in 2010—it’s time to present the challenge again.

The Next Top Credit Union Exec contest searches for young, emerging leaders from within the credit union industry. Credit union employees 35 and under apply by creating a 60-second video about themselves and a project they are working on, a project they are planning, or an idea they have for their credit union. All videos will be on display right here on

“In 2010 we had 41 amazing entries, an incredible level of participation in terms of votes from the credit union industry, and six regional finalists who set the bar extremely high. They really impressed us with the presentations that brought their projects to life, and it’s obvious that the future of the credit union industry is in good hands if we continue to harvest the talent,” says Fred Johnson, CUES president & CEO. “We’re eagerly anticipating the talent that comes forward this year.”

This year the six regional finalists will receive airfare, accommodation and registration to CUES’ CEO/Executive Team Network, November 6-9 in Las Vegas where they will give their final presentations. The winner receives airfare, accommodation and registration for any two of CUES’ CEO Institutes, a total prize package valued at $20,000.

For the 2010 Next Top Credit Union Exec winner, Tina Hall, participating in the challenge and CUES’ CEO Institute I: Strategic Planning at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, “was one of the best experiences of my career. It challenged me to stretch in new ways professionally and personally. As a result I am now moving in the direction of my dream job within the credit union industry. I have met amazing people and was privileged to participate in outstanding education. What an opportunity!”

Interested participants can apply by June 7. Applicants will be organized according to six geographical regions. The industry and online public will vote for their favorite applicant in each region from June 10-20. 

Head over to the challenge page for all of the details.

The CUES Team