Loren Roth, President/CEO of CommunityWide FCU, is the Indiana Credit Union League’s 2011 recipient of the Professional Achievement Award. The presentation was made at the Chairman’s Awards Banquet on Oct. 7 as part of a special event during the League’s statewide convention.
He has been in the credit union business for 41 years, beginning with the White Farm Credit Union. During his tenure at CommunityWide FCU, the credit union has grown to $268 million in assets with 11 branches in South Bend, Plymouth, Goshen, Warsaw and Elkhart, which serve more than 37,000 members.
Roth served on the Indiana Credit Union League Board from 2000-2006. He is politically active and has met with legislators in Indiana and has traveled to Washington, D.C. several times to advocate for credit union issues. He has been active on several League committees and in the St. Joseph Valley Chapter. Currently, he serves on the League’s Bylaws/Resolutions Committee.
In the South Bend area, he is on the board of directors of Greencroft Communities; he is a Michiana Goodwill Booster and a trustee for the Kern Road Mennonite Church. He is also a past chairman of Southfield Village and a past director for the Urban League.
The Professional Achievement Award recipient is chosen each year from nominees around the state. Individuals are nominated for their professional accomplishments, their commitment to the credit union movement and the contributions they make to their credit union and community.