TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (7/8/11)--The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) recognized seven credit unions and executives for their work and dedication, with LSCU Awards during the closing general session of its second Annual Convention & Exposition (AC&E) on June 18. Each award was also accompanied by a video highlighting the good works of the recipient. The awards are granted to professionals, volunteers and credit unions that have made outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the credit union movement in Alabama and Florida. The LSCU Award categories and winners were:
* Distinguished Service Award--Bill Marquardt (posthumous), former CEO, $288 million asset City County CU of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Marquardt’s picture also will hang in the Credit Union House in Washington, D.C.; * Professional of the Year--Joe McGee, president/CEO, $367 million asset Legacy Community CU, Birmingham, Ala.; * Volunteer of the Year--Maurice W. Johnson, chairman, $1 billion asset Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla.; * Credit Union of the Year (less than $100 million in assets)--$72 million asset NAHEOLA CU, Pennington, Ala.; * Credit Union of the Year ($100 million to $500 million in assets)--$410 million asset Alabama CU, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; * Credit Union of the Year ($500 million or more in assets)--$1.2 billion asset CFE FCU, Lake Mary, Fla.; and * Brother’s Keeper--All Alabama and Florida credit unions, for their efforts following the tornadoes in Alabama in April.