SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An NW Plus CU board member for over 25 years, Warren Kuwahara received the Credit Union Director of the Year award from the Northwest Credit Union Association in June for his impact on the Everett-based cooperative, its members and the community it serves. Leading personal finance website GOBankingRates seeks to spotlight innovative leaders like Kuwahara who support the communities in which credit unions operate.
Kuwahara received the award at a gala dinner during the 2014 NWCUA Director's Conference in Vancouver, Wash., which took place June 6-8. The award was presented for leadership, advocacy, innovation and influence, including:
- Kuwahara's early support of open membership and shared branching
- His guidance of the NW Plus CU executive team throughout the credit union's growth, including mergers, branch networking and the transition to a state charter
"Warren Kuwahara's commitment to NW Plus CU over the last quarter century has perfectly embodied the credit union values of responsibility, integrity, excellence and service," said Casey Bond, GOBankingRates' managing editor. "His work throughout the years has profoundly shaped both the institution and its surrounding community."
About NW Plus CU
Founded in 1939, NW Plus CU is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative that provides personal and business accounts to anyone who lives, works or worships in the state of Washington. NW Plus CU currently has seven convenient locations in Snohomish and Skagit County, as well as 30,000 ATMs and over 5,000 shared branch locations nationwide. For more information on NW Plus CU products or services, visit www.nwpluscu.com, or call (425) 297-1000 or (800) 456-6481.
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