“The credit union movement is enjoying great growth and in no small part due to collaboration and cooperation between credit unions,” said Hollen after accepting his award. “CO-OP Financial Services is a perfect example of credit unions working together. I was privileged to be CEO of CO-OP during a period of growth and expansion of services to our 3,500 credit unions.”
“Think about the Crashers you’ve met over the years,” said James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust, after accepting the award. “They represent you. They represent credit unions and they represent America. My challenge to you: talk to them, teach them, engage them, learn from them, they are our future.”
“Receiving this award tonight is a ‘dream come true’, which I know comes at the cost of a lot of other people’s work,” said Martinez after accepting her award. “I’m honored and humbled to receive this award on behalf of my credit union staff and the communities that have embraced our undertakings.”
This year’s winners joined an elite group of 61 individuals and 26 organizations whose efforts over the past 29 years have earned them the recognition of Herb Wegner Memorial Awards.