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Michigan Credit Union League

2022 MCUL and MCUF Awards Honor Michigan Credit Unions and Professionals

The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) announces the winners of the 2022 MCUL Awards and the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) Awards.

Together, the MCUL and MCUF Awards recognize credit unions, professionals and volunteers for outstanding efforts in individual and organizational leadership, operational effectiveness, community service and financial education.

"As with each year, we have an amazing group of incredibly deserving award winners,” said MCUL President/CEO Patty Corkery. “I would like to thank our MCUL Awards Committee for their great work and dedication, as well as all those that sent in nominations. I look forward to the awards ceremony and celebrating with our entire community. Congratulations to the winners. Thanks for all that you do to make our Michigan credit union community shine."

The following winners are continually seeking out new ideas and innovations that make Michigan a better place for all.

MCUL Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award: This award celebrates a lifetime of achievement for those demonstrating exceptional dedication to the credit union industry over the course of their careers.

  • Vickie Schmitzer, Frankenmuth Credit Union (Frankenmuth)

Outstanding Credit Unions of the Year: This award recognizes a credit union for outstanding contributions with member services and community engagement.

  • Large-Asset-Size Winner: Genisys Credit Union (Auburn Hills)
  • Medium-Asset-Size Winner: Isabella Community Credit Union (Isabella)

Professional of the Year: This award celebrates an individual whose leadership and accomplishments have bettered their individual credit union, district/chapter and relationships within the statewide movement.

  • Heather Luciani, Honor Credit Union (Berrien Springs)
  • Dave Brandt, ELGA Credit Union (Lapeer)

Young Professional of the Year: This award recognizes an up-and-coming professional with proven dedication and enthusiasm for the industry and their community.

  • Kyle Zagunis, One Detroit Credit Union (Detroit)

Innovation Award: This award recognizes credit unions for innovative thinking and community involvement.

  • LAFCU (Lansing)

MCUF Award Winners

Financial Education Champion: The Financial Education Champion Award recognizes an individual for outstanding activities and impact in financial education and financial health initiatives for members and within the community.

  • Natalie McLaughlin, Community Financial Credit Union (Plymouth)

Community Enrichment Award: The MCUF Community Enrichment Award recognizes a credit union or chapter for one outstanding community impact initiative aimed at improving the financial well-being for people, families, businesses or communities in Michigan.

  • Extra Credit Union (Warren)

While we take the time to recognize our member credit unions several times throughout the year, there’s no question that their impact is felt every single day by the individuals, families and communities they serve.

MCUL and MCUF award winners will be formally honored at MCUL’s 2022 Annual Convention & Exposition in Detroit, this June.

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2022-03-01 00:00:00