AC&E 2023: MCUL & MCUF Award Winners
The 2023 MCUL & MCUF Award winners were recognized during the 2023 Annual Convention & Exposition's awards gala ceremony. 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.
- Barb Mills, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
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: Monroe Community Credit Union
- Medium-Asset-Size Winner: Astera Credit Union
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.
- Brad Bergmooser, Financial Plus Credit Union
Young Professional of the Year: This award recognizes an up-and-coming professional with proven dedication and enthusiasm for the industry and their community.
- Ryan Larson, LAFCU
Board Member of the Year: This award recognizes an up-and-coming professional with proven dedication and enthusiasm for the industry and their community.
- Raymond White, Jr., FreeStar Financial Credit Union
- Mimi Elwell, Honor Credit Union
Team Member of the Year: This award recognizes an up-and-coming professional with proven dedication and enthusiasm for the industry and their community.
- Veronica Mendez, Safe Harbor Credit Union
Innovation Award: This award recognizes credit unions for innovative thinking and community involvement.
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.
- Ashley Fueri, Thornapple Credit Union
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.
- CASE Credit Union