COLUMBUS, Ohio (4/4/14)--During its inVest48 conference next week in Columbus, the Ohio Credit Union League will honor award winners for credit union dedication and education.
Jeff Green, CEO, GROhio Community CU, $8 million in assets, is the 2014 professional of the year. Green is being honored for 14 years of leadership at a small, "self-described blue collar" credit union in Mansfield that serves a predominantly low- to moderate-income membership (eLumination
April 2). Green is a vocal proponent of the difference small credit unions can make in members' lives, the league said.
The volunteer of the year award will go to Jack Wilster, board chairman, Seven Seventeen CU, Warren. Wilster has been a volunteer at the $804 million-asset credit union since 1987. He chairs the league's volunteer leadership committee and is a member of the Credit Union National Association's national volunteer committee.
The league also will honor the statewide winners of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility, Louise Herring Philosophy in Action and Alphonse Desjardins Financial Education awards.
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service award winners by asset size include:
Less than $50 million, Classic FCU, Amelia; and
$500 million to $1 billion, Telhio, Columbus.
Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action Award winners include:
Less than $50 million, Brewster FCU, Brewster, and Bridge CU, Columbus; and
$250 million to $1 billion, BMI FCU, Dublin.
First-place awards for the Alphonse Desjardins Youth Financial Award went to:
$50 million to $150 million, Community Star CU, Elyria; and
$150 million to $500 million, Atomic CU, Piketon.
Credit Union of Ohio, Hilliard, received a first-place award for the Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Award in the $50 million to $150 million asset category.
Atomic CU and Ohio University CU, Athens, received Cutting Edge marketing awards for agency and non-agency entries, respectively.