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Who will be the 2012 CU Hero of the Year?

April 15, 2012
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Please join Credit Union Magazine in recognizing four exceptional credit union leaders.

You’ve nominated them as your CU Heroes and read about their accomplishments in the magazine. It’s time to select the 2012 CU Hero of the Year!

The candidates are:

Rudy Hanley,  president/CEO, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Santa Ana, Calif. His political involvement, work ethic, and integrity have benefited his own credit union and the credit union movement overall.

• Ron Kase, CEO, Landmark Credit Union, New Berlin, Wis. One of his proudest accomplishments: Leading his credit union through remarkable growth, including the creation of 450 jobs in southeastern Wisconsin.

• Frank Matous Sr. (posthumous), former CEO of Tandem Federal Credit Union, Warren, Mich. A credit union pioneer, he encouraged his four sons to stay active in the credit union movement.

• Joe Robertson, retired president/CEO, Our Community Credit Union, Shelton, Wash. His credit union garnered a record $18 million increase in total deposits for 2009 (doubling the previous year's increase), during the slow recovery from the recession.

Voting will take place through April 30. This year’s winner will be honored at CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference in San Diego, June 17-20.

 So cast your vote, and visit to learn more about the conference.

Rudy Hanley Frank Matous Joe Robertson Ron Kase
Rudy Hanley Frank Matous Joe Robertson Ron Kase

One person can make a difference

Dennis A. Fisher
March 23, 2012 9:30 am
Here is what happen to get a Republican when no Republican was supporting lifting the MBL cap (HR1518). Working behind the scenes with members of Representative Peter Roskam and his staff through friends of mine not only were we able to get Congressman Roskam to support the bill but he became a co-sponsor of the bill and the only Republican in Illinois supporting it. Please publish this letter: Roskam Shows Good Courage Congressman Peter Roskam showed good political courage in being the only Republican to Support HR 1518. This is a bill that would provide 130,000 new jobs for Americans without one cent of tax payers’ money, in just one year by raising the limit that credit unions can lend to business from about 12% to 26% of their assets. Credit Unions have a much lower delinquency and charge-off (loss) rate on these types of loans than banks. Credit unions make these loans to mostly small and midsized businesses. Congressman Roskam should good political courage by being the only one in his party in Illinois to not only support this bill but being a co-sponsor of it and going against the pressure of the bank lobbyist to do the right thing and put what is best for Americans above partisan interest. We must ask the other Republicans in the US Congress to do the same!!! Thank you Congressman Roskam! Dennis Fisher Glen Ellyn, IL President/CEO First Security Credit Union Lincolnwood,IL

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