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Schroeder named Calif-Nev leagues' 'unsung hero'
Lucy Ito (left), California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' executive vice president and chief operating officer, presents Joe Schroeder, president/CEO of Ventura County CU in Ventura, Calif., with the leagues' Unsung Hero Award recognizing his long-time work in the credit union industry and the community. (Photo provided by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues)

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ONTARIO, Calif. (2/7/13)--The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues named Joe Schroeder, president/ CEO of Ventura County CU, as a recipient of the leagues' Unsung Hero Award for his long-time work and commitment to the credit union industry.

The award honors credit union industry individuals with at least 20 years of service who have made significant contributions to the community.

Schroeder has two-plus decades of credit union leadership experience, including serving as president/CEO at three of Southern California's largest credit unions.  He has served on the board of CO-OP Financial Services and the audit committee of Financial Service Centers Cooperative Inc.--now part of CO-OP Shared Branching.

Schroeder was a founding member of the Marketing Association of California--now Marketing Association of Credit Unions--and served as president. He is a member of the leagues' Government Affairs Committee and has served on the Credit Union National Association's consumer protection subcommittee. He is a board member of Member Business Lending, a credit union service organization in Salt Lake City, and is vice chairman of FOODShare, Ventura County's local food bank.

Schroeder was an early supporter of World Council of Credit Unions' Global Women's Leadership Network, which connects credit union women and leaders worldwide for professional and personal development.

Schroeder received the award Jan. 30 at a Ventura County CU board meeting in Ventura, Calif.


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