Randy Glassburn
Randy Glassburn

Randy Glassburn
Professional Achievement Award Winner 2014

Randy is President/CEO of Ball State FCU in Muncie. He has been a part of the credit union business in Indiana since 1985 when he was vice president of operations at Cummins Employees FCU, which is known as Centra CU today. He moved to Muncie in 1988 to become President/CEO of Ball State FCU, which was just $20 million in assets at the time. There have been numerous advancements at the credit union over the years including asset growth to $92 million, physical expansion of the headquarters facility and deployment of a variety of products and services to the credit union’s members, who now number more than 13,000. This, in addition to projects benefiting community groups such as Habitat for Humanity, United Way and Credit Unions for Kids. Randy’s service to the credit union business is impressive as well. He is a past chairman of IINDICORP, Indiana’s corporate credit union, and he was a League board member from 1999-2012, serving as chairman from 2002-2003. He is also the very first president of the CUCare Welfare Benefit Plan Trust, a multiple-employer welfare arrangement that began operations in January 2014 to provide group health benefit plans to Indiana credit unions.
Randy has also been an instrumental contact person between Indiana credit unions and legislators, welcoming legislators at his credit union, visiting them on Capitol Hill and chairing League committees—he is a past chairman of the League’s Governmental Affairs Committee and of the Political Involvement Leadership Advisory Group and he is a current member of both. Randy’s commitment to Indiana credit unions was recognized in 1998 when he was inducted into the Indiana Credit Union Hall of Fame. Outside the credit union, he is active with Ball State University activities—he is a member of the Cardinal Varsity Club, and he is a recipient of the Ball State Alumni Association’s Beneficence Award for leadership and service.

Award Criteria

The Indiana Credit Union League's Professional Achievement Award was created in 1990 to recognize paid credit union managers who have selflessly given of themselves to promote the credit union ideal and better the credit union movement in Indiana. 

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 leadership of any chapter or credit union in Indiana may submit names by completing and returning the nomination form.

RECOGNITION: The winner will be announced at the 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 winners of this award.

ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be a paid, full-time manager/CEO of a League-affiliated credit union. Current directors and employees of the League and Servicecorp are not eligible to receive the award.

CRITERIA: Candidates for the Professional 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 leadership and management ability.
  • be able to coordinate and work with volunteers and paid staff.
  • have a record of success in maintaining or improving the financial fitness of his/her own credit union.
  • exhibit an unselfish devotion to his/her duties as a credit union professional.
  • be dedicated to and believe in the importance and value of continuing education and training.
  • have success in the development and expansion of services to members of his/her own credit union.

Past Winners

Randy Glassburn
Chris Wardrip
Karla Salisbury
Loren Roth
Michael Burch
Lisa Schlehuber
Dallas Bergl
Bruce Ingraham
Ron Budzinski
Ron Collier
Ann Garmon
Dick Kibbey
Jack Sheets
​​Art Schai
Carol Stanley
Sandra Heller
Barbara A. Berghoff
 James Mills
George Dixon
Joseph J. Baldin
Mike Hussey
Loretta Burd
Eugene G. Hills
Alex J. Knaver
Juanita (Jinks) Happel