INDIANAPOLIS—Jerry Walters, chairman of the board of Harvester Financial Credit Union was presented with the 2010 Leadership Achievement Award by the Indiana Credit Union League. The presentation was made on October 7 at the Chairman’s Awards Banquet, a special event during the League’s annual convention.
Jerry has been a board member of credit union since 1977. He has been chairman since 1979. When he became chairman, the credit union had a single sponsor, $1.8 million in assets, and it offered members only regular share accounts and personal loans. Today, Harvester Financial Credit Union is $51 million in assets and offers a full array of savings and lending products to members from more than 50 sponsor groups and communities. Walters’ influence has been instrumental to the credit union’s success.
In addition to his work with the credit union, Walters serves the credit union industry nationally as a board member of the Combined Council of America’s Credit Unions, where he has served since 1982. And, he is also chairman of the International Council Credit Unions, a position he has also held since 1982. He is also a past master of the Masonic Lodge, a member of: the Murat Temple, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is also a Kentucky Colonel and a Tennessee Squire.
The Leadership Achievement Award recognizes credit union officials who have given selflessly to promote the credit union ideal and to better the credit union movement in Indiana.