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NYIB honors exemplary youth work
LAS VEGAS (8/19/08)--Four credit union leaders were honored for exemplary work in youth marketing, youth education and leadership development at the National Youth Involvement Board's 2008 Annual Conference last month in Las Vegas. Juli Lewis, youth marketing manager for Suncoast Schools CU, Tampa, Fla., was named Outstanding Delegate of the Year. Lewis is involved with many youth organizations and school communities, participating on several advisory boards and facilitating financial education programs in 15 counties. Dawn Lindley, director of marketing and financial literacy at the Virginia Credit Union League, was named NYIB's Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. Lindley serves on the board of Jump$tart Coalition, the advisory board of the Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College, and the Leadership Council for the Virginia Cooperative Extension. A former recipient of NYIB's Robert L. Curry and Credit Union Development Education scholarships, she helped the league win a national Desjardins Award for Financial Literacy in 2007. Danielle Scott, financial education leader at LA DOTD FCU, Baton Rouge, La., received the Robert L. Curry Scholarship and Award, a leadership development award named for the former president/CEO of CUNA Mutual Group. Scott created multiple student programs to encourage more than 370 youth, parents and teachers to deposit more than $26,923. She is a member of the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition and volunteer for Junior Achievement, and she has partnered with numerous organizations for financial education in the community. LeAnn Achtenberg, vice president of marketing at Anoka Hennepin CU, Coon Rapids, Minn., was presented the inaugural NYIB Advocate Award. She was active with NYIB from 1997 to 2004, serving as chair from 2002 to 2004. She is chair of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation's Family Involvement Council and supports the Minnesota Credit Union Network as a planning committee member of Minnesota Young Credit Union Professionals.
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