Minnesota’s Credit Unions Elect Board; Honor Colleagues at ACCELERATE 23 Annual Conference
Newly appointed MnCUN CEO and President Mara Humphrey addressed the general session and retiring MnCUN CEO and President Mark Cummins was honored during a celebration on Thursday night.
Casey O'Brien, 5-time cancer survivor, former Minnesota Gopher football player, speaker and closed the conference with his presentation, “The Three Keys to Overcoming Adversity.”
During the annual business meeting, the election results were announced. One incumbent was re-elected, and two new members was elected to three-year terms on the MnCUN Board of Directors:
Mark Cummins, MnCUN Board Members Tom Smith (TopLine Financial Credit Union) and Dan Stoltz (SPIRE Credit Union) were honored with a framed painting of Minnesota’s state flower, the lady slipper. Part of a one-of-a-kind state flower collection, these prints are displayed at the Credit Union House on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Cummins and Smith were recognized for their upcoming retirements and Stoltz for his final term as a Board Member.
Following the Business Meeting, Board table officers were elected. Dave Boden of Hiway CU will serve as Chair, Dana Garrett, North Memorial Federal CU will serve as Vice Chair, and Steve Ewers of Member’s Cooperative Credit Union will serve as Secretary/Treasurer.
View the entire photo gallery from the event: https://photos.app.goo.gl/PdeKxRFQPNQ1nUz57
Minn. Credit Unions Honor Colleagues during Awards Breakfast
The Minnesota Credit Union Network presented the Outstanding Credit Union Director of the Year and Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year awards at a ceremony during the conference.
The 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 Minnesota Credit Union Network’s honoree for Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year Award went to Tom Smith, retiring President and CEO of TopLine Financial Credit Union.
The Director of the Year Award is given to a credit union board member who best represents the credit union spirit through dedication to, and belief in, the credit union movement. The Outstanding Credit Union Director of the Year Award honor was awarded to Tom Heinzen, Board Chair of SPIRE Credit Union.
“The Outstanding Professional and Director of the Year is the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s most prestigious awards and its recipients have distinguished themselves in their efforts to better their credit unions and promote credit union movement,” Mark Cummins, President and CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the state’s trade association for credit unions.
Video tributes of each of the award winners are available on the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s website.
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