Welcome to the original young credit union executive competition

Each year, more than $50,000 in prizes is awarded, plus the title of CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec

Amanda Brenneman, Business Development Officer with $460M Maps Credit Union in Salem, Oregon, USA, was named the 2013 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec. Watch her great presentation now!

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The Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) is an independent, not-for-profit, international membership association. Its mission is to educate and develop credit union CEOs, directors and future leaders.

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From our blog

Pre-CUES CEO Institute III:  Culmination

Four years later, my attendance at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia for CUES CEO Institute III will represent a culmination of this journey.  It will also result in obtaining my CUES Certified Chief Executive designation.

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


“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 CUES’ NTCUE 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."
"Winning this competition was one of the most impactful experiences in my career. While participating, I found a new passion in developing people. So much so, that I moved to a new position as a corporate trainer in leadership development."
"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."