COLUMBUS, Ohio (3/26/10)--The Ohio Credit Union League has presented its Leadership Recognition Awards for 2010. The awards are given to recognize leadership, political action, youth financial education, social responsibility, philosophy and marketing. The awards included (eLumination Newsletter
* Louise McCarren Herring Lifetime Achievement Award--Claude Clarke, who wrote the Ohio Credit Union Act and was the first part-time manager of the league; * Volunteer of the Year--Jerry Gramke, board chair of Cincinnati Police FCU; * Professional of the Year--Bill Burke, CEO of Day Air CU, Kettering; * Claude Clarke Political Inspiration Award for an individual and credit union--Phil Buell, CEO of Superior FCU, Lima, and Seven Seventeen CU, Warren; * Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for leadership on behalf of youth financial education--Unity Catholic FCU, Parma, and Day Air CU; * Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for campaigns to assist local residents and organizations--Community Star CU, Elyria; Directions CU, Sylvania; and the Central Ohio Chapter; * Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action for extraordinary practical applications of the People Helping People philosophy--Toledo (Ohio) Police FCU and Wright-Patt CU, Fairborn; and * Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award for agency and non-agency entries: Members First CU, Columbus, and Wright-Patt CU.
The winners will be honored at the Ohio Credit Union League ZENITH10, April 15-16 in Cincinnati. To see the winning award entries, use the link.