RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (9/28/09)--The California Credit Union League will honor six credit union leaders at this year’s California
and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas. Recipients will be presented with distinguished service awards, volunteer awards and Tomorrow’s Star Awards--which are given to credit union professionals under the age of 35. Judith A. McCartney will receive the 2009 Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is the league’s highest honor and is named after the father of the California credit union movement and founder of the league. McCartney, a retired CEO from Orange County’s CU, Santa Ana, has worked in the credit union movement since the late 1960s when she became CEO of a small credit union in Alaska. She is involved with the World Council of Credit Unions and has served on the California league’s board of directors. Other recipients include:
* Mary Cunningham, CEO, USA FCU, San Diego, Distinguished Service Award; * Marshall Holloway, board chairman, Desert Valleys FCU, Ridgecrest, Outstanding Volunteer Award; * Phillip A. Meserve, SAFE CU, board vice chairman, North Highlands, Outstanding Volunteer Award; * Erin Hodson, Kern Schools FCU, Bakersfield, branch manager, Tomorrow’s Star Award; and * Wendy Zanotelli, UNCLE CU, Livermore, chief operating officer, Tomorrow’s Star Award.
The Distinguished Service Award honors leaders who have provided service to the credit union community outside the usual scope of employment. Cunningham has served as a board chairman of Western CUNA Management School, the National Credit Union Foundation, the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation and the Credit Union National Association.