COLUMBUS, Ohio (3/31/11)--The Ohio Credit Union League announced its Leadership Recognition Awards for 2011. The awards are the state’s top awards for leadership, political action, youth financial education, social responsibility, philosophy and marketing. Eileen Meeker, vice president of business development for AurGroup Financial CU, Fairfield, was named Professional of the Year (eLumination Newsletter March 23). Tom Furrey, CEO of Western CU, Columbus, and Greg Kidwell, CEO of Members First CU, Columbus, were winners of the Claude Clarke Political Inspiration Award. Classic FCU, Amelia; Fiberglas FCU, Newark; and Harvest FCU, Heath, won the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for their leadership on behalf of youth financial education. Wayne County Community FCU, Smithville, and KEMBA Financial CU, Gahanna, received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for their campaigns to assist local residents and organizations. Communicating Arts CU, Cincinnati, received the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action for extraordinary practical applications of the people helping people philosophy. Ohio University CU, Athens, and Ohio HealthCare FCU, Dublin, won the Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award for agency and non-agency entries. The winners will be honored at the league’s annual conference, InVest48, April 5-6.