Technology

CUNA Technology Council Honors Best Practice Award Winners

Award recognizes outstanding approaches to technology challenges.

October 17, 2011
KEYWORDS council , technology
/ PRINT / ShareShare / Text Size +

Three credit unions were honored with Best Practices Awards during the 16th Annual CUNA Technology Council Conference in San Antonio:

• Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, Minn., won for its implementation of an electronic contract workflow process that allows for business contracts to be easily located, accessed, and stored.

• Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Pensacola, Fla., won for its business continuity plan and failover site development. With a minimal investment, the credit union improved system security for the institution and its members.

Pioneer West Virginia Federal Credit Union, Charleston, won for developing a daily dashboard with key metrics to identify potential business risks and opportunities.

CTC winners

From left: Cary Tonne, vice president, information technology, Affinity Plus FCU, St. Paul, Minn.; Dan McGowan, senior vice president/chief information officer, Pioneer West Virginia FCU, Charleston; and Chris McGee, manager/assistant information technology, Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla.

The award recognizes outstanding approaches to technology challenges with potential for universal application across the credit union movement. A panel of CUNA Technology Council members selected the winners, based on strategy, process, application, and results, without regard to credit union asset size.

Council names executive committee members

The CUNA Technology Council also announced its executive committee and officers during its 16th Annual Conference:

  • Chair: Heather Moshier, executive vice president, information technology, for San Diego County Credit Union
  • Vice chair: Jeff Johnson, senior vice president, information technology, Baxter Credit Union, Vernon Hills, Ill.
  • Second vice chair: Chad Graves, senior vice president, information technology, Ent Federal Credit Union, Colorado Spring, Colo.

Other executive committee members include Robert Reh, chief information officer, Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union, Westbury, N.Y.; and John Best, chief technology officer, Wescom CU, Pasadena, Calif.; Todd Dauchy, CIO, Corning (N.Y.) FCU; Jennifer Weiss, vice president, information technology, Sandia Laboratory FCU, Albuquerque, N.M.; Belinda Caillouet, vice president, information technology, Spokane (Wash.) Teachers CU; John Drago, vice president of information technology, California and Nevada CU Leagues; and Butch Leonardson, senior vice president/chief information officer, BECU, Seattle, Wash.

Rudy Pereira, senior vice president of operations and technology for Alliant Credit Union in Chicago will step down as chair but will remain on the executive committee.

Post a comment to this story

heroes

What's Popular

Popular Stories

Recent Discussion

Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Your Say: Who should be Credit Union Magazine's 2014 CU Hero of the Year?

View Results Poll Archive