These awards recognize and honor staff of credit unions that exemplify excellence in human resources and training and promotes credit union philosophies through leadership. “The programs and initiatives championed by these winners truly exemplify the best of the credit union movement in the HR and organizational development fields and have a remarkable impact on their credit unions and their members,” says Jennifer Huggard, Chair, Awards & Recognition Committee and SVP Administration & Governance Affairs, Northwest Credit Union Association.

Through the Power of You, we’ve engaged our employees to promote a culture of collaboration and innovation. Just as the program’s name indicates, the Power of You rewards employees for positively impacting the credit union with their powerful ideas and insights.

“I am very proud and excited about what we have accomplished as a team with this program,” says CEO, Jim Struble. “The essence of the cooperative credit union movement lives in our employees, teams, and work-family; not in an address, website or building.”

Since launching the program in August of 2018, our employees have submitted 25 Power of You entries, with three of these entries moving into implementation.