FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/25/14)--The induction of Tim Haegelin into the Cornerstone Credit Union League's Hall of Fame highlighted the individual awards presentation at the league's annual meeting this week.
Cornerstone Credit Union League President/CEO Dick Ensweiler left, congratulates Tim Haegelin, retired president/CEO of Generations FCU, San Antonio, on Haegelin's induction into the league's Hall of Fame. Joining Ensweiler and Haegelin is Kenny Harrington, league vice chairman and president/CEO, MemberSource CU, Houston. (Cornerstone Credit Union League photo)
The recently retired Haegelin joined Generations FCU, San Antonio, in 1980 as associate manager, and was named president/CEO in 1984. During his 28-year tenure as president/CEO, Generations FCU expanded to more than $435 million in assets from $37 million (
Throughout his career, Haegelin was involved in numerous credit union organizations, including the Texas Credit Union League (now the Cornerstone Credit Union League), the Texas Credit Union Foundation (now the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation), the Filene Research Institute and the Austin Chapter of Credit Unions. He is also one of the co-founders of the Credit Unions for Kids initiative.
Earlier this year, Haegelin was honored as one of three recipients of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Mark Kelly, president/CEO of Oklahoma Employees CU, with $418 million in assets, Oklahoma City, was named the CCUL professional of the year. Kelly is active in his local league chapter and was a Boomer Sooner Chapter officer for many years. He is a founding member of the Oklahoma Credit Union Service Center and serves on its board of directors. He was a director on the Credit Union Association of Oklahoma's board of directors. Kelly serves on the Oklahoma Credit Union Political Action Committee and has been a board member for the Oklahoma Consumer Credit Commission. Currently, Kelly serves on the CCUL's Oklahoma Government Affairs subcommittee.
Carol Gaylord, president/CEO of $47 million-asset Coastal Community FCU, Galveston, Texas, was honored as the league's achiever of the year. In 1982 Gaylord was hired as the third employee of the credit union, then known as City of Galveston FCU. She started as a bookkeeper at the credit union, which had $3 million in assets. In 1985, she was promoted to office operations supervisor. In 2006, she was promoted to her current position. Most recently, she helped Coastal Community FCU rebuild its main branch after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Kriston Crow, chairman of the board for Southwest 66 CU, Odessa, Texas, was named the league's volunteer of the year. Crow has served as board chair at the credit union for several years, and his visionary leadership has reportedly changed the culture of both the board and the $82 million-asset credit union.