Welcome to the original young credit union executive competition

Live Winner Reveal on Wednesday, October 26 starting at 8 a.m. Eastern (5:00 a.m. Pacific)

These five talented executives presented at CUES’ CEO/Executive Team Network on October 24 in Savannah, Ga.

Each Finalist was given a combined score consisting of 50% judging panel scores, 20% live audience votes, 15% online votes and 15% social media actions—comments, likes and tweets—on their two videos and one blog post. Tune in October 26 at 8 a.m. Eastern to see who the 2016 CUES Next Credit Union Exec winner will be!

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From our blog

I’m one month away from Wharton

I’m officially one month away from the prestigious CUES CEO Institute I in Philadelphia and I’m very excited! We received information from Teresa Brogan on Friday with important dates and it’s starting to feel real.

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

“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, both personally and professionally. 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 advantage of 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."