(INDIANAPOLIS)—Norman R. Blum, retired president and member of the board of directors of Fortress Federal Credit Union 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 Oct. 7.
Blum, who has played a role in the success of six credit unions in addition to Fortress, has been in the credit union business as either an employee or a volunteer director since 1976. Early in his career, he held a consulting position where he helped to charter new credit unions in Indiana. As a credit union employee, he held several leadership positions, including president, at credit unions in Marion, Kokomo and Indianapolis. He also has served as a volunteer on the board of directors and on committees for credit unions that serve members across Indiana and around the Midwest.
“It is important for us to carry on the tradition of the credit union movement,” Blum said. “We must pass those ideals and traditions to the coming generations so that it may come again.”
In addition to his contributions to credit unions and their members, Blum is a past president of Grissom Kiwanis, and a past board member of Marion Consumer Credit Counseling Services, which he helped organize.