ST. PAUL, Minn. (5/28/13)--Gail Krall, a 34-year leader of Minnesota Power Employees CU in Duluth, was honored with the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation's Credit Union Builder Award, which recognizes those who have dedicated time and energy to building the credit union movement.
Nominations for the award are made by credit unions and other organizations in honor of, or in memory of, a significant individual who has been instrumental in their success.
Krall became president/CEO of MPECU in 1979. During her tenure, it has grown to $85 million in assets from $1.9 million. Krall will retire later this year.
Krall has played a leadership role in the Minnesota credit union movement, serving on the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MNCUN) and Network Service Corp. Board of Directors for five years. She also has been a supporter of shared branching, through her role with the Minnesota Credit Union Service Corp.
Krall is an advocate for credit unions in the political arena through her work on the MnCUN's Political Involvement Committee, and recently was inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in Washington, D.C.
She also was appointed to the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.
Krall joins 17 other individuals who have been honored during the past six years with the MnCUF's Credit Union Builder Award.