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Michigan Credit Union League

2018 MCUL Awards: Professional, Young Professional and Youth Advocate of the Year

Another year of excellent work in the credit union movement has passed, and the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) would like to recognize the credit unions and professionals that truly showcased the mission of “people helping people” with the 2018 MCUL Awards.

The following are the winners of the Professional, Young Professional and Youth Advocate of the Year Awards:

Professional of the Year: Tiffany Ford, UMCU

Tiffany Ford, University of Michigan Credit Union’s CEO, has shown herself to be a shining example of credit union leadership. Tiffany has created a culture of teamwork among the whole UMCU staff. There is an openness that encourages learning and group problem solving, that goes a long way to making UMCU both welcoming for members and a financially strong organization. UMCU’s year-over-year improving results in ROA, Loan to Assets, Delinquency and profitability are a testament to her dedication and passion for the credit union’s mission. Her intelligence, motivation and enthusiasm make Tiffany Ford our Professional of the Year.

Young Professional of the Year: Kristen Taber, Members First

Kristen Taber, eCommerce Experience Strategist for Members First Credit Union, came to the credit union 2 ½ years ago and has already made quite a name for herself there as a dependable, positive and professional presence. Her work with the credit union’s digital platforms has directly translated to growth for Members First. Additionally, Kristen has shown outstanding eagerness to get involved with the credit union’s community and advocacy initiatives, which has resulted in an award-winning growth in fundraising. Her passion for the credit union movement, Members First’s members and political action have been a significant advantage for the credit union and make her more than deserving of the Young Professional of the Year Award.

Youth Advocate of the Year: Olivia McCormick, CASE CU

CASE Credit Union’s Education Program Coordinator, Olivia McCormick, has exceeded expectations in her role to provide financial education in the community. Olivia has created strong partnerships in the community, such as, the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Summer Camps and Lansing Community College, to name a few. Their partnerships throughout the local community have led to an education program that reached more than 1,500 students in 2017.

Her passion for reaching youth led her to form the CASE Education Presentation Team. The Education Presentation Team is a group of employees from various branches and departments across the credit union who have been trained by Olivia to go out into our community and present these financial education plans to classes and youth community groups. This dedication has earned Olivia this year’s Youth Advocate of the Year Award.

These winning individuals will be formally awarded at the Honor Awards Breakfast during MCUL/CUSG’s 2018 Annual Convention & Exposition in Traverse City, June 6–9.

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