Leadership Achievement Award Winner 2014
Kenny is a board member at Crane FCU in Odon. He is is a retired Civil Servant and a former Department of Defense Technical Expert for Service, Joint and NATO Activities. He became involved with the credit union in 1978 when he was elected to the Credit Committee. He sought this position because he wanted to help member-borrowers have access to the most favorable rates. There have been several milestones at the credit union since Kenny became involved including growth in assets from $2 million to $422 million. A primary achievement during Kenny’s tenure is expansion of the credit union’s physical presence to Camp Atterbury. As a Department of Defense Contractor, he was able to work directly with the Commander at Camp Atterbury to push for an on-base financial institution. In 2009, Crane FCU was selected by the Department of Defense to be the first financial institution to serve a military installation in more than 13 years. He has been involved in a number of other initiatives at the credit union and is a past two-term chairman of the board.
His service in the US Navy is a particular point of pride for him. He received the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award from General Hugh Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2000. Outside of credit unions and the Navy, Kenny’s interests include ancestry & history, neighborhood revitalization, Affordable Housing, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Boy Scouts and American Cancer Society.
The Leadership Achievement Award (previously named the Volunteer Achievement Award) was created in 1990 to recognize credit union volunteers who have selflessly given of themselves to promote the credit union ideal and better Indiana's credit union movement.
METHOD: The Awards Committee may select one person per year based upon the criteria relating to credit union, chapter, League, national, volunteer and community activities. The Awards Committee or the leadership of any chapter or credit union in Indiana may submit names by completing the League nomination form and returning it by the deadline.
RECOGNITION: The winner will be announced at the League’s annual convention. In addition, the recipient’s name will be added to a plaque in the Credit Union Hall of Fame that lists all winners of this award.
ELIGIBILITY: Anyone currently serving or who has served within the past year on the board or committee of a League-affiliated credit union is eligible. Current directors and employees of the League and Servicecorp are not eligible to receive the award.
CRITERIA: Candidates for the Leadership Achievement Award must:
be in good standing in the community.
understand and personify the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People."
promote the credit union ideal, and actively demonstrate loyalty to the entire organized credit union movement.
exhibit an unselfish devotion to his/her duties as a credit union official.
be dedicated to and believe in the importance and value of continuing education and training.
have success in maintaining or improving the financial fitness of his/her own credit union.
- exhibit dedication to and a belief in the credit union system as evidenced by involvement at the chapter and League levels and participation in other activities to further the organized movement.
||Steve Kozel, Sr.|
||John D. Wilson|
||Logan K. Smith|
||Robert (Smokey) Stowers|
||Richard H. Dunnuck|
Bruno J. Setlak
||Frank W. Meyer|
Known as the Volunteer Achievement Award prior to 2009