Rudy Hanley

tbuen 2018, Credit Unions 0 Comments

Rudy Hanley Retired President and CEO, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Rudy Hanley’s contributions to the credit union movement span more than 38 years and are characterized by his deep commitment focusing on member service and the cooperative principles instead of the bottom line. Hanley is most well-known for his 31 years as President and CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, …

John & Carol Zippert

tbuen 2017, Agriculture, Credit Unions, Education, General, Worker-Owned 0 Comments

John & Carol Zippert, Director of Program Operations and Cooperative Activist, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund Partners in both life and the pursuit of social justice, John & Carol Zippert embody the mission of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund and the growth of the cooperative movement in the South.  Dedicated to self-determination through cooperation, the Zipperts’ cooperative …

Rita L. Haynes

tbuen 2017, Credit Unions 0 Comments

Rita L. Haynes, CEO emeritus, Faith Community United Credit Union Motivated by faith, a commitment to social justice, and a belief in the cooperative principles, Rita Haynes dedicated her nearly 60-year career to serving the financial needs of disadvantaged communities in Cleveland, OH.  Her innovations transformed the credit union industry with the development of products to combat predatory lending and …

Harriet May

admin 2014, Credit Unions

Harriet May Former President/CEO Government Employees Credit Union (GECU)   Harriet May began her credit union career as a teller nearly 40 years ago, and has risen to become the CEO of GECU – the largest credit union (and financial institution) in her native El Paso, Texas. She has been a standout cooperative leader at the state, national, and international …

Joy Cousminer

admin 2013, Credit Unions

Inducted: 2013 Cousminer has spent 58 years breaking down economic and educational barriers for those in need and improving the lives of the people of New York’s South Bronx, one of the most economically distressed urban areas in the country. First as a teacher and then as a founder and now President & CEO of Bethex Federal Credit Union, she …

Daniel A. Mica

admin 2011, Credit Unions

Inducted: 2011 Daniel A. Mica came to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) after many years on Capitol Hill, where he served as a five-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives. His impact on the credit union movement was both immediate and profound. As CUNA’s new CEO he not only secured financial stability for CUNA at a time when …

Larry Blanchard

admin 2010, Credit Unions

  Inducted: 2010 A shaper of today’s credit union landscape, Larry Blanchard was an employee and organizer of credit unions who worked for every major credit union organization in the U.S. Blanchard has also worked as a credit union development educator who has been a valued mentor to countless credit union professionals and volunteers. Larry served as a key strategist …

David L. Chatfield

admin 2007, Credit Unions

Inducted: 2007 For 40 years, David Chatfield, retired President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, worked to advance credit unions in the United States and overseas, extending the benefits of financial cooperatives to millions of people. As a league president, he raised political advocacy and public awareness of credit unions to an unprecedented level. Chatfield’s accomplishments …

Pete Crear

admin 2005, Credit Unions

Inducted: 2005 Executive vice president of external relations for the Credit Union National Association. For 40 years, he has passionately promoted the cooperative form of enterprise, and worked to extend credit unions to millions of people. Accomplishments include organizing numerous credit unions serving the urban poor, creating the first feminist credit union, founding the African-American Credit Union Coalition, and championing …

Herb Wegner

admin 2003, Credit Unions

Inducted 2003 Herb Wegner was a cooperative pioneer. He devoted his entire career to advancing credit unions. As CEO of the Credit Union National Association in the 1970s, he inspired one of the greatest growth periods in U.S. credit union history. Many credit him with placing credit unions into America’s mainstream — and reaching millions more consumers worldwide with cooperative …