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Indiana League Awards Announced
INDIANAPOLIS (10/10/13)--
Click to view larger image Ronald H. Mazur, left, CEO, of Chiphone FCU, Elkhart, Ind., was inducted into the Indiana Credit Union Hall of Fame during the league's statewide convention. League Chairman Frank Gulley, right, of Afena FCU, Marion, Ind., presents Mazur with the honor.
Click to view larger image Chris Wardrip, left, CEO of Financial Health FCU in Indianapolis, receives the Professional Achievement Award from Indiana Credit Union League Chairman Frank Gulley, chairman of the board, Afena FCU, Marion, Ind.
The Indiana Credit Union League presented its annual awards Sept. 27 during its statewide convention.
Ronald H. Mazur, CEO of Chiphone FCU, Elkhart, was inducted into the Indiana Credit Union Hall of Fame. Mazur was on the league board of directors from 2006 to 2012 and is a past league chairman. He has been a member of several league committees, and served as chairman of the Convention Committee.
Chris Wardrip, CEO of Financial Health FCU in Indianapolis, was the 2013 recipient of the league's Professional Achievement Award. Individuals are nominated for their professional accomplishments, their commitment to the credit union movement and their contributions to their credit union and community.
With Wardrip's leadership, Financial Health FCU has reached out to lower-income individuals, and has developed products and services to serve the specific needs of this group. He is active in community dvelopment efforts and has helped establish an Individual Development Account (IDA) program and participated in Bank on Indy, Indy's Campaign for Financial Fitness and other financial education and underserved programs.
John Dierdorf, chairman of the board of FORUM CU, Fishers, received the Leadership Achievement Award. Dierdorf has been on FORUM CU's board since 1989 and has been chairman since 1994. During his tenure, FORUM CU became: the first credit union to offer mortgage services to its members, the first credit union in the state to offer auto financing at a dealership, and the second credit union in the country to offer Internet banking. It also created a credit union service organization that offers software solutions to other credit unions.
Three credit union executives received 2013 Emerging Leadership Awards, which recognize the next generation of credit union leaders in Indiana:
  • Tara Holloway, assistant vice president of marketing, Teachers CU, South Bend, has represented Teachers CU on the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association Indianapolis Heart Walk. She is an alumni of ignite--a league initiative to provide a forum for new idea exchange and implementation, collaboration and networking for Indiana's credit union leaders and emerging leaders. Holloway is also a member of the league's Emerging Leadership Advisory Group.
  • Sven Leander, director of operations at Financial Center CU, Indianapolis, is a certified compliance officer. He is a member of ignite also.
  • Deidre Davis, chief marketing officer, of Notre Dame (Ind.) FCU, is also involved in the league's ignite initiative. Her team developed a vehicle repossession website. Davis is also a member of the Credit Union National Association's Marketing and Business Development Council.
    Click to view larger image Indiana Credit Union League Chairman Frank Gulley, right, chairman of Afena FCU, Marion, Ind., presents the Leadership Achievement Award to John Dierdorf, chairman of FORUM CU, Fishers, Ind. (Photos provided by Indiana Credit Union League)


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