(INDIANAPOLIS)—Ron Collier, CEO of Indiana Members 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.
Collier, who has been with the credit union since 1985, has been involved in countless initiatives at the credit union and within the credit union community. At Indiana Members he has overseen construction on several of the credit union’s 23 Central Indiana branch offices, and the implementation of programs including business and commercial lending services; student accounts for high school and college students; virtual branch/ bill pay services and the establishment of the Indiana Credit Union Foundation. Collier has also been instrumental in the development of Madison Avenue Associates and IMCU Investment Services—subsidiaries of the credit union.
He is a member of the League’s Governmental Affairs Committee and has traveled to Washington, D.C. several times to advocate for legislation on behalf of credit unions; he is a past board member of the League and he has been a member of several committees and task forces for League and for the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors. Collier is a member of the Credit Union Executives Society and is a past member of the National Youth Involvement Board. He was honored in 2005 as a recipient of the League’s Professional Achievement Award.
“I am honored to receive such a prominent award,” he said. “Being a part of the credit union movement for the past 30 years, I have learned that it takes teamwork to accomplish credit union goals and objectives and I am proud to work with such an amazing group of peers and employees who stand behind this movement. ‘People Helping People’ is a philosophy that I feel is a natural fit with credit unions as a whole due to the true nature of our business. I would like to thank the Indiana Credit Union League Awards Committee for this esteemed award.”
In addition to his contributions to credit unions and their members, Collier is on the Ruth Lilly Health Education Board and he is a football referee for the Indiana High School Athletic Association. He was also recently inducted into the Warren Central High School Hall of Fame. He lives with his family in New Palestine.