Recipients of the 30th Annual Wegner Awards


2018 Wegner Award Winners

The National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. Angel V. Castro, Bill Hampel, Susan Mitchell and Chuck Purvis will be recognized with Outstanding Individual Achievement awards by the Foundation. Click here for the full release.

Chuck Purvis - Outstanding Individual Achievement

In recognition for his almost forty years of service to the credit union movement and innovative spirit pushing the movement forward, the National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce Chuck Purvis, President/CEO at Coastal Credit Union, as the recipient of a 2018 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

"Chuck's tremendous work with Coastal Credit Union is well known and documented," said John Gregoire, Chair of the Foundation's Wegner Awards Selection Committee and President of The ProCon Group. "Chuck's contributions to the credit union movement are widespread and significant. For example, Chuck structured and drove the Community Investment Fund to fruition, which is the funding mechanism largely responsible for the continued sustenance for the Foundation and state credit union foundations."

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Angel Castro - Outstanding Individual Achievement

In recognition of his 50 years of service as a worldwide voice for the credit union movement and his tireless work in creating stable financial systems in Latin America, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce Angel V. Castro, President of Castro y Asociados, as the recipient of a 2018 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

"Our committee was unanimous in their praise and admiration for Angel's commitment to the credit union system worldwide," said John Gregoire, Chair of the Foundation's Wegner Awards Selection Committee and President of The ProCon Group. "Angel also has a special place in his heart for this award as he actually worked with Herb Wegner in Panama, later even helping bring Wegner to CUNA."

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Susan Mitchell - Outstanding Individual Achievement

In recognition of her dedication to the spreading of the credit union idea worldwide and determination to fostering diverse representation in credit union leadership and membership, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce Susan Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates, as the recipient of a 2018 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

"Sue is such a tremendous bundle of energy," said John Gregoire, Chair of the Foundation's Wegner Awards Selection Committee and President of The ProCon Group. “We have all benefited from that energy focused on enhancing the lives of all those touched by credit unions. I know her as an excellent consultant, but even more for her wonderful work in the founding and continued success of the Global Women’s Leadership Network."

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Bill Hampel - Outstanding Individual Achievement

In recognition of his decades of service as a dedicated advocate of the credit union movement and a mentor and inspiration to industry luminaries, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce Bill Hampel, retired Chief Policy Officer and Economist at Credit Union National Association (CUNA), as the recipient of a 2018 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

"I've had the honor and pleasure of working with Bill for a number of years and his dedication and integrity to the credit union movement is unparalleled," said John Gregoire, Chair of the Foundation's Wegner Awards Selection Committee and President of The ProCon Group. "Many times, Bill has been a guiding light, challenging discussion and moving issues forward facing the credit union system. His wit and wisdom has served the movement wonderfully and he's become a great spokesperson for credit unions nationwide."

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For More Information & Questions...

...contact Danielle Brown, Development & Donor Relations Director, at (608) 556-2406 or dbrown@ncuf.coop.


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