Leadership Achievement Award

Randy Jones, En​ergy Plus CU
Leadership Achievement Award Winner 2019

   Randy Jones

Randy has been a credit union volunteer for more than 18 years, and he is currently vice chairman of the credit union. He was instrumental in the merger between IPALCO CU and Citizens Gas and Coke Utility CU in 2006, which combined to make today’s Energy Plus CU. The credit union serves more than 4,300 members from offices in Indianapolis and Petersburg.

While he has been on the credit union board, Jones has worked to increase board member education programs including policy review and the IT steering committee, but he is most proud of the credit union’s work with students. Energy Plus CU provides financial education classes in Pike County and in the Indianapolis metro area to help prepare students for the financial realities of adulthood.

He has combined his work on the board with a demanding professional career that has taken him out of the country for extended periods, but it has not affected his ability help direct the path of the credit union. After spending a large part of his career with Indianapolis Power and Light, an AES Corporation and Fortune 500 global power company, he is currently the director of Shared Services for IU Health in Indianapolis. Outside the credit union, he has held leadership roles in organizations such as the Electric League of Indiana where he was chairman, United Way, the Indiana Avenue Cultural District, where he was economic development chairman, and the Ransom Place Neighborhood Association.

Award Criteria

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.

Past Winners

2018 ​Rona Edqu​​ist
​2017 ​B​ob ​Urick
​2016 ​Don W​eaver
2015 ​Milton Flowers
​2014 K​enny Greenwell​
​2013 ​John Dierdorf
2012 Steve Kozel, Sr.
2011 Jerry Walters
2010 John Lightle
2009 Vicki Garrett
2007 Ja​mes Barney
2006 Robert Sturm
Gene Wessel
2005 Robert Weaver
2004 Stephen Lovejoy
​2003 ​Ed Meyer
2002 Ralph Marvel​
​2001 ​Luther Ferrell
2000 ​Robert Tillema
1999 Mark Trgovich
1998 John D. Wilson
1997 Logan K. Smith
1996 Jerry Sp​​​indler
1995 Robert Matthews
1994 Arnold Bass
1993 Robert (Smokey) Stowers
1992 Clarence Huhnke
1991 Richard H. Dunnuck
Bruno J. Setlak
1990 Frank W. Meyer

Known as the Volunteer Achievement Award prior to 2009