Recipients of the 31st Annual Wegner Awards


2019 Wegner Award Winners

The National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. Diana Dykstra and Crystal Long will be recognized with Outstanding Individual Achievement Awards, and Nusenda Credit Union Foundation will be recognized as an Outstanding Organization by the Foundation.

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at the annual fundraising gala hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on March 11, 2019, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The Foundation’s awards gala celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement.

Diana R. Dykstra

In recognition for over 30 years in the credit union movement as an innovator and industry leader, the National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce Diana R. Dykstra, President/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, as a recipient of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Outstanding Individual Achievement Award.

“Diana’s work not only throughout California and Nevada, but nationwide has been exemplary,” said John Gregoire, Chair of the Foundation’s Wegner Awards Selection Committee and President of The ProCon Group. “Through her vast contributions to the movement from the CU Direct Lending Program to her mentorship of the next generation of leaders, Diana is more than deserving of this award.”


Crystal Long

In recognition of her embodiment of the “people helping people” philosophy of credit unions and service to the El Paso community, the National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce Crystal Long, President and CEO of GECU, as a recipient of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Outstanding Individual Achievement Award.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Crystal for more than a decade, and her work in the El Paso community, within Texas and nationwide is a great example of the kind of leadership Herb Wegner would appreciate and admire,” said John Gregoire, Chair of the Foundation’s Wegner Awards Selection Committee and President of The ProCon Group. “She has brought tremendous value to all those with whom she has been in contact.”



Nusenda Credit Union Foundation

In recognition of their commitment to serving the under-served through innovation and cooperative leadership, the National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce Nusenda Credit Union Foundation as the recipient of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Outstanding Organization Award.

“What Nusenda Credit Union Foundation has accomplished with their Co-op Capital Program is an excellent template and prototype for duplication and scale throughout the credit union movement,” said John Gregoire, Chair of the Foundation’s Wegner Awards Selection Committee and President of The ProCon Group. “Their targets and successes hit right at the heart of those consumers for who credit unions were organized to serve.”

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