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CUANY recognizes professionals volunteers at convention
ALBANY, N.Y. (10/14/08)--The Credit Union Association of New York recognized outstanding professionals and volunteers, and announced its statewide Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring Award winners at the 88th Annual Convention in Niagara Falls last week. “Credit Unions: Harness the Power” was the theme of this year’s convention. Hundreds of participants gathered for the three-day event. “The friendly upbeat mood that existed throughout this year’s event made it obvious that convention is the perfect venue to acknowledge and applaud our award recipients,” said William J. Mellin, Association president/CEO.
One of the two Credit Union Association of New York 2008 Professionals of the Year was Paula Stopera, president/CEO, Capital Communications FCU, Albany.
The other Credit Union Association of New York 2008 Professional of the Year was Dorothy White, vice president, Fidelis FCU, New York. (Photos provided by the Credit Union Association of New York)
The following awards and honors were presented during the convention. Outstanding professionals are:
* Paula Stopera, president/CEO, Capital Communications FCU, Albany; and * Dorothy White, vice president, Fidelis FCU, New York.
Outstanding volunteers:
* Virginia Brady, UFirst FCU, Plattsburgh; and * Thomas Messina, Columbia Greene FCU, Hudson.
Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award:
* Western New York FCU, West Seneca, $5-$20 million in assets, first place; * GHS FCU, Binghamton, $50-$100 million in assets, first place; * Sidney (N.Y.) FCU, $200-$500 million in assets, first place; and * Capital Communications FCU, $500-plus million in assets, first place.
Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action:
* GHS FCU, $50-$250 million in assets, first place; and * Mid-Hudson Valley FCU, Kingston, over $250 million in assets, first place.
Additional convention highlights included general session appearances by Paul Dyster, mayor of Niagara Falls; Rodney Hood, vice chairman of the National Credit Union Administration; Alison Levine, president of her own consulting firm, Daredevil Strategies; as well as education sessions.
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