MADISON, Wis. (8/14/09)--Winners of the 2009 CUNA Technology Council Best Practices Awards included Tinker FCU, State Employees CU, Nassau Financial FCU and Envision CU. The awards were presented at the Council’s 14th Annual Summit, Aug. 5-8 in San Francisco.
Team members at Nassau Financial FCU responsible for winning the Sales Management/Marketing Automation Award during CUNA Technology Council Best Practices Awards at the council’s 14th Annual Summit, Aug. 5-8 in San Francisco, are, from left, Frank Cordano, CEO; Lisa Peterson, information technology manager; Eileen Friel, marketing central information file systems consultant; and Regina Esernio, marketing manager. (Photo provided by CUNA Technology Council)
The CUNA Technology Council award recognizes outstanding approaches to technology challenges with potential for universal application throughout the credit union movement in four major categories. The categories and winners are:
* Technology Infrastructure--Tinker FCU, Tinker AFB, Okla., for the virtualization and storage area networking of its core processing system; * Information Security/Privacy--State Employees CU, Raleigh, N.C., for its member photo ID program; * Sales Management/Marketing Automation--Nassau Financial FCU, Westbury, N.Y., for its in-house marketing central information file and core-processing solution to determine household identity/member segmentation; and * Miscellaneous--Envision CU, Tallahassee, Fla., for using technologies which resulted in increased efficiencies, including a centralized data-conversion utility interface for its “legacy” data processing system; an automated and more streamlined coin and currency ordering process; and a new tool for trend analysis and account research in general ledger accounts.
Winners were selected, based on strategy, process, application and results, without regard to credit union asset size. The council also awarded three honorable mentions in these categories:
* Technology Infrastructure--Forum CU in Indianapolis, Ind., for its interactive intelligence program, and Technology CU, San Jose, Calif., for a new online banking administrative tool; and * Sales Management/ Marketing Automation--Beehive FCU, Rexburg, Idaho, for its in-branch video display software switching system.
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