Deidre Davis, Notre Dame FCU
Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2013

Deidre Davis
Deidre is Chief Marketing Officer for Notre Dame FCU. She has been with the credit union since 2004 and has served in several capacities in the marketing and e-commerce areas. She is a member of the League’s ignite initiative, and this year, her team developed a vehicle repossession website. Her additional involvement in the credit union business includes membership on CUNA’s Marketing & Business Development Council and work on the Advisory Council at NAFCU. She has received recognition from South Bend-area publications, and she is active in a number of civic and community groups.




Tara Holloway, Teachers CU
Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2013
Tara Holloway
Tara is Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Research for Teachers CU who came to the credit union in 2003. She has also worked in training and organizational development, and in that capacity, she has represented Teachers CU on local and national advisory boards. In her many roles at the credit union, Tara has implemented strategies and systems to help serve members and contribute to the growth of the credit union. She is an alumni of the League’s ignite initiative, and she is a member of the League’s Emerging Leadership Advisory Group.





Sven Leander, Financial Center FCU
Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2013
Sven Leander
Sven is Director of Lending Operations at Financial Center FCU which includes the VISA Department, mortgage loan processing and indirect auto funding. In the time he has been with the credit union, he has exceeded several goals and streamlined processes to improve efficiency, and the credit union has received certificates of excellence for credit card activity. Sven is also a certified Compliance Officer, and he is a member of the League’s ignite initiative; his team developed a vehicle repossession website.




Award Criteria

The Emerging Leadership Award was created in 2007 to recognize the next generation of credit union leaders in Indiana for their accomplishments and for their potential to be an Indiana credit union leader in the future.

METHOD: Individuals are nominated by others from their credit union, or from among their credit union peers. Self-nomination is not allowed. The Awards Committee may select up to three individuals each year, none from the same credit union, based upon the individuals’ accomplishments and their essay-style responses to two questions. Answers should be a maximum of 250 words.

  1. What do you see in the future of the credit union movement?
  2. What have you done to prepare for that future, and how will you lead?

RECOGNITION: The winners will be announced at the League’s annual convention. In addition, the recipient’s name will be added to a plaque in the lobby area of the League’s office that lists winner of this award.

ELIGIBILITY: Individuals employed by League-affiliated credit unions holding managerial positions, with the exception of President/CEO/Manager, are eligible. Current League Board members are excluded from consideration.

CRITERIA: Candidates will be judged by the Awards Committee based on their accomplishments and on their answers to two screening questions.

Past Winners

​2013 ​Deidre Davis
Tara Holloway
Sven Leander
2012 Andrew Spirrison
2011 Bill Hord
Brett Rinker
2010 Kim Stambush
Kim Kniola
Kevin Kosek
2009 Michael Hostetler
Matt Snively
Kevin Sparks
2008 Melissa Comfort
Carma Parrish
2007 Lisa Halboob
Doug True

Related Documents

2014 Nomination Form