WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Union Times today announced its newest honoree in its Trailblazers 40 Below program for 2013. Designed to recognize credit union executives under 40 who are working to better the industry's future, the program includes an online mentoring component that helps young professionals and more seasoned executives to share experiences and learn from each other.
"We at Credit Union Times love to highlight up-and-coming credit union professionals, who will eventually be running the community," Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Sarah Snell Cooke said. "It is both great and frustrating to have so many outstanding young professionals to recognize for the creative problem solving and hard work for the betterment of the industry."
The 2013 honorees are:
- Michael Bell, attorney with Howard & Howard
- Patrick Basler, President/CEO, First Financial Credit Union
- Nathan Schmidt, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, San Diego County Credit Union
- Brandon Michaels, President/CEO, Mazuma Credit Union
- Robert Hall, Vice President of Information Systems, DATCU
- Heather Lally, Vice President Operations, Alliant Credit Union
Sponsored by CO-OP and now in its third year, nominations are taken year-round and narrowed down to an elite 12 who are recognized on CUTimes.com and in Credit Union Times.
The Trailblazers 40 Below virtual mentoring panel includes the Cooperative Trust, senior executives currently supporting the industry, and the Credit Union Retired Executives network.
Interested in joining the eMentor panel or nominating a young CU professional? Visit CUTimes.com.
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