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Minnesota Credit Union Network Honors Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union CEO

Thursday, May 2, 2019  
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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) presented the Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year Award to Dave Larson on April 26 at a ceremony held during the MnCUN 2019 Annual Conference in Bloomington. 

The Outstanding Professional of the Year Award is given to a remarkable person who truly stands behind the “people helping people” credit union philosophy. This year the honoree, Dave Larson, is President/CEO of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in Saint Paul. Larson joined Affinity Plus in a leadership role in 2002 and has served as President/CEO since 2013. Under his leadership, the credit union has gained financial strength, expanded its digital presence and created a vibrant, engaged employee culture at one of the state’s largest credit unions.

“The Minnesota Credit Union Network is pleased to honor Dave Larson for his tremendous contributions to both the credit union movement and for the members Affinity Plus serves,” said MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins.  “Dave is a deserving recipient of this award and we are thankful for his leadership in the credit union movement.”

In addition to his role as President/CEO, Larson serves as Chair of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors and on MnCUN’s Political Involvement and Advocacy Fund Committees. Outside of his roles at the state’s trade association for credit unions, Larson serves as a member of the Special Olympics Minnesota Board of Directors. In 2018, Dave Larson received the Star Tribune “Top CEO” award out of all large companies (500+ employees) in Minnesota.

 

A video tribute to Dave Larson is available on the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s website (https://www.mncun.org/page/RecognitionAwards).

 

Photo:Dave Larson (center), President/CEO of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, is the Outstanding Professional of the Year. The Outstanding Professional of the Year award was presented by MnCUN Board Chair and SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz (left) MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins (right).

 

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $20 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve more than 1.7 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit www.mncun.org.


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