HELENA, Mont. (5/2/13)--The Montana Credit Union Network recently honored its Volunteer and Professional of the Year during the organization's annual meeting in Great Falls, Mont.
| Kevin Mayer, center, manager of Richland FCU, Sidney, Mont., was named the Montana Credit Union Network Professional of the Year. Mayer is pictured with supporters from Richland FCU.|
Kevin Mayer, manager of Richland FCU, Sidney, Mont., was named the MCUN Professional of the Year. "He does so much to represent Montana's credit unions," said Tracie Kenyon, MCUN president/CEO. "It's nice that he's getting some recognition in return."
Mayer has worked Richland FCU for nearly 30 years. He served on the MCUN Government Relations Committee and as a board member of the former Treasure State Corporate CU.
A strong proponent of financial education, Mayer serves on the business advisory council at Sidney High School and provides a strong financial education program for every eighth-grader and high school senior in the community.
| Carl Rummel of Missoula (Mont.) FCU was named the Montana Credit Union Network (MCUN) Mitch Reed Volunteer of the Year. From left, Tracie Kenyon, MCUN president/CEO; Rummel; and Gary Clark, president CEO of Missoula FCU. (Photos provided by Montana Credit Union Network)|
"Our youth are not exposed to any financial education," Mayer said. "There is no curriculum in the schools, and I just think it's important for our youth to be exposed to financial education at a younger age."
Carl Rummel of Missoula (Mont.) FCU was named the Mitch Reed Volunteer of the Year. "Carl is a phenomenal credit union volunteer," said Kenyon. "He's educated on our issues, engaged, and really fun. He is truly deserving of this wonderful honor."
Rummel has volunteered for the past decade at Missoula FCU and been an active member of the credit union for 33 years. He has served on the supervisory committee and the board of directors. As a board member, he has served as treasurer, vice chair and chair. He is the first person in Montana to earn Credit Union National Association's Certified Credit Union Volunteer designation.
"He is an integral part of the board, but beyond that he is a true motivator and leader who brings staff and management together to work as a team," said Gary Clark, Missoula FCU president/CEO.