Lynette Cupps named 2018 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec


Lynette Cupps, VP Organizational Development, with MAX Credit Union in Montgomery, AL was named the 2018 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec

Lynette Cupps

Lynette Cupps

Lynette’s project, how to support non-profit organizations by partnering to provide training for their staff and volunteers, was chosen from a group of international applicants, all age 35 or under, whom a team of judges named as Finalists back in August. As one of five Finalists, her blog and video updates over the past few months provided the industry with an insight into the project’s progress, and culminated with a final presentation at CUES CEO/Executive Team Network™.  Lynette emerged the winner after a four-part scoring process that included judging panel results, a measurement of her social media engagement, plus audience and online voting.

Lynette wins a $20,000 educational prize package that includes registration, accommodations and economy airfare to any two of CUES coveted CEO Institutes – one in 2019 and one in 2020 – and two remote coaching sessions from DDJ Myers Ltd., challenge sponsor and Silver CUESolutions provider for their succession planning, executive recruitment and leadership coaching services.



Left to Right: Lynette Cupps, Emily Strybosch, Clark Duncan, Blaine Bartholomew and Jodi Maus

Left to Right: Lynette Cupps, Emily Strybosch, Clark Duncan, Blaine Bartholomew and Jodi Maus

Special thanks to our five talented credit union executives who presented at the CUES' CEO/Executive Team Network in Nashville, Tennessee.

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From our blog

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


“This has been an amazing journey with so many great things happening behind the scenes. Working with CUES, DDJ Myers and Currency has been transformational.”

“Winning this competition was overwhelming. The support I received during the competition and beyond far surpassed my expectations.”

“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. 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 part in 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.”