TUCSON, Ariz. (6/11/10)--The Arizona Credit Union League honored recipients with its league awards and elected members to its board during the 2010 annual convention in Tucson, Ariz., June 3-6. Robert Ramirez, president of Vantage West CU, Tucson, Ariz., was elected board chairman. Other elected officials include:
* Vice chairman Susan Frank, Desert Schools FCU, Phoenix; * Treasurer Colleen Curtis, Southwest Healthcare CU, Phoenix; and * Secretary Dan Desmond, TruWest CU, Scottsdale.
Steve Dunham, former chairman, withdrew from nominations but joined the board along with Brian Barkdull, American Southwest CU, Sierra Vista; Nathaneal Tarwasokono, Pima FCU, Tucson; Todd Pearson, Arizona Central CU, Phoenix; and Vince McKee, Pinal County FCU, Case Grande. The league also awarded Pete Pritts, CEO of FirstCorp., Phoenix, with the Very Outstanding Credit Union Person award. The award honors an individual who goes above and beyond to serve the credit union movement. Harland L. Bradford Sr., American Southwest CU, was honored with the Rose Mofford Credit Union Volunteer Award. Bradford has more than 30 years of volunteer service and has earned five Volunteer Achievement Award certifications, the league said. Paul Stull, Arizona State CU, Phoenix, received the Credit Union Advocate of the Year award. Also, 11 credit unions received honors for 100% participation in advocacy efforts and six credit unions were honored for their growth management with Credit Union Progress Awards.