Tina Hall from Verity Credit Union wins title in CUES® Next Top Credit Union Exec Search

Tina K. Hall, vice president of organizational development, at Seattle’s Verity Credit Union, has won the Credit Union Executives Society’s challenge, and the title of Next Top Credit Union Exec.

Hall’s credit union project about work/life transcendence was voted in June to represent the West Region. As one of six finalists, Hall’s blog and video updates over the past few months provided the industry with insight into her project’s progress, and culminated with a final presentation in Dallas at CUES' CEO/Executive Team Network™ this week. Hall emerged the winner after a three-part scoring process that included a panel of judges, audience voting and online voting.

Hall exudes a passion for her work that is undeniable, and she is excited to share her enthusiasm with the industry. In her presentation, Hall notes “For us to get to where we need to be, we need to change the conversation we have with employees.” She sees the Next Top Credit Union Exec competition as a tremendous opportunity to share her project’s philosophy with the industry.

The other five finalists include Amy Grothaus, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Kansas City, Mo.; Amy Stanton, Connex Credit Union, North Haven, Conn.; Kelsey Balcaitis, A+ Federal Credit Union, Austin, Texas; Ronaldo Hardy, La Capitol Federal Credit Union, Baton Rouge, La.; and Jodi Chambers, Assiniboine Credit Union, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Hall wins a $20,000 educational prize package and will provide further project updates at www.NextTopCreditUnionExec.com.

In a surprise twist on stage, Tina graciously offered half of her education package to the second-place finisher, Ronaldo Hardy. That means that both Tina and Ronaldo will be attending the CUES’ CEO Institute I at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tina also challenged all of the audience and credit union industry at large to donate $50 or $100 to help all of the other finalists attend. We are looking into options to make this happen and will report soon!

The CUES Team