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29 named 'Women of Distinction' by CBSI
ST. LOUIS (2/21/14)--At the company's annual FOCUS 2014 Conference, CUNA Brokerage Services Inc. (CBSI) honored 29 financial advisers with Women of Distinction awards in recognition of their superior performance, value to their investment and insurance programs, exceptional client service and overall contribution to the financial services industry and CBSI.
 
A program created by women, for women, Women of Distinction is an award recognizing the top performing female financial advisers within CBSI's broker/dealer operation nationally.
 
"Their contributions to the clients they serve, the financial services industry and to the women they mentor are exemplary and worthy of recognition," said Jim Metz, president/CEO of CBSI.
 
Candidates are nominated by industry peers. Then, selections are based on the nominee's annual performance and outstanding contribution to their clientele, the credit unions they service, as well as the financial services industry as a whole.
 
Award recipients participate in a national mentoring program to work with other female advisers who are new to the industry as well as those who want to improve in their profession.
 
2014 Women of Distinction recipients include:
  • Melissa Acher, Purdue FCU, West Lafayette, Ind.;
  • Helen Alexander, Red Canoe CU, Longview, Wash.;
  • Emmor Boslet, Belco Community CU, Camp Hill, Pa.;
  • Julie Brand,  FirstLight FCU, El Paso, Texas;
  • Jane Brockway, University of Illinois ECU, Champaign, Ill.;
  • Jody Brown, Summit CU, Madison, Wis.;
  • Marilyn Burell, CEFCU, Pekin, Ill.;
  • Cindy Sforza Buss, Schools First FCU, Fountain Valley, Calif.;
  • Kathy Chesney, Pacific Marine CU, Oceanside, Calif.;
  • Janeen Crane, Teachers CU, South Bend, Ind.;
  • Wendy Cundari, San Diego Metropolitan CU, San Diego, Calif.;
  • Carol Diest, First Community FCU, Kalamazoo, Mich.;
  • Joey Dylla, Randolph Brooks FCU, Live Oak, Texas;
  • Bethel Ellis, The Tennessee CU, Nashville, Tenn.;
  • Marioreen Gibson, Neches FCU, Port Neches, Texas;
  • Leigh Glover, Southeast Financial CU, Brentwood, Tenn.;
  • Kim Hamblin, America First FCU, Ogden, Utah;
  • Tiffany Haupert, Beacon CU, Wabash, Ind.;
  • Joni Hootman, CEFCU, Canton, Ill.;
  • Anna Kamp, Anheuser-Busch ECU, St. Louis;
  • Mary A LaFerriere, Novartis FCU, East Hanover, N.J.;
  • Juanita McCormick, Weokie CU, Oklahoma City, Okla.;
  • Wanda Miller, CFP, First New York FCU, Schenectady, N.Y.;
  • Stephanie Morales, Vantage West CU, Tucson, Ariz.;
  • Kim O'Donohue, CEFCU, Lincoln, Ill.;
  • Pamela Schwartz, Alcoa Tennessee FCU, Alcoa, Tenn.;
  • Kim Shirk, Heritage FCU, Newburgh, Ind.;
  • Jennifer Wagnerowski, Teachers CU, Mishawaka, Ind.;
  • Suzi Williams, Solarity CU,  Yakima, Wash.
The FOCUS 2014 conference featured 26 sessions designed to deliver motivation, knowledge and best practices to more than 500 financial advisers and executives.
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