​News Release: Financial Health FCU’s Chris Wardrip inducted into Indiana Credit Union Hall of Fame

October 3, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Wardrip, CEO of Financial Health FCU, was inducted into the Indiana Credit Union Hall of Fame during the Indiana Credit Union League’s statewide convention. He was honored at the Chairman’s Awards Banquet at the JW Marriott Hotel on September 22.
Wardrip has been both a director and CEO/Manager of the credit union over the past 22 years. Under Chris’ leadership, the credit union has not only created and implemented many programs, products and services aimed at the underserved market, it has also demonstrated convincingly that serving the underserved can be a sustainable and successful strategy.
 
His passion for credit unions has led him to be a valued advisor to other credit unions, a board member of the Central Chapter of Credit Unions and a member of League committees. His dedication to cooperatives and to his urban members inspired him to become involved in the development of a food co-op in a neighborhood where the credit union had a branch, but members had little access to fresh groceries. He served as both president and treasurer of the co-op. He has been recognized for these contributions – he received the League’s Professional Achievement Award in 2013 and he was inducted into the Indiana Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2014.
 
Chris Wardrip (left ) Financial Health Federal Credit Union accepts his award from League Chairman Chuck Donovan of Members Source Credit Union.