About Dan Finerty

Dan Finerty is the Director of Marketing at the Mountain West Credit Union Association, a Credit Union champion, a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), and an award-winning marketer. Dan has over 14 years of marketing experience in communications, retail, packaged goods, and, of course, Credit Unions. He believes that Credit Unions have an incredible story to tell and works with some of the brightest Credit Union professionals to help promote Credit Unions to the public. Dan holds two Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and in Management. He is also a swell guy.

The Center for Credit Union Leadership’s Mentor Program was Created for Leaders Like You

The Center for Credit Union Leadership’s Mentor Program was Created for Leaders Like You

“People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson It should go without saying that leadership development cannot happen without ongoing feedback – specifically, feedback about one’s actions and behaviors and the impact those actions and behaviors are having, or are likely to have, on others. Because leadership […]

Could You Be Self-Sabotaging Your Leadership Potential?

Could You Be Self-Sabotaging Your Leadership Potential?

Behavior patterns are a funny thing – they are probably largely responsible for your current successes while simultaneously blocking your full potential. Here’s a very loose interpretation of how this might work: You receive a long-awaited promotion and bring all the knowledge and expertise you’ve gained over the years to your new role. You also […]

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Canvas Credit Union (formerly Public Service Credit Union) was awarded the Foundation’s Leadership in Action Grant earlier this year, affording them the opportunity to create a program they’ve titled Leading with Purpose. At its core, the program seeks to help employees connect their work to the unique intrinsic drivers that motivate them to achieve more and be […]

Leadership Requires Principled Flexibility

Leadership Requires Principled Flexibility

Principled leaders are powerful.They possess confidence, clarity, and a deep commitment to their values. But, if they lack flexibility – the ability to adapt, change, and bend without breaking – principled leadership becomes ridged, self-righteous, and even hypocritical. The more ridged a leader becomes, the more they resist vulnerability and are unwilling to take an […]

Lead with the Heart of a Twenty-Something

Lead with the Heart of a Twenty-Something

When we are young and just starting out in the world, our perspective is, of course, different than what it is later in life. Change is the inevitable reality of all of life, and our thinking, ideas, and ideologies evolve as the years roll by. Most of those changes are good and necessary, etched by […]

Invitation to Apply for the Credit Union Leader Master’s Scholarship

Invitation to Apply for the Credit Union Leader Master’s Scholarship

A few weeks ago, I wrote that “Leadership = inertia”.  Leadership is about moving forward, constantly learning, growing, clearing new ground, and charting new courses. Leaders are trailblazers, which is exactly what we need them to be. The Foundation is focused on programs that assist Credit Union leaders who want to more fully embrace their […]

Six Important Lessons in Leadership

Six Important Lessons in Leadership

Over the years, I’ve have had the privilege of working with some incredibly insightful, wise, forward-thinking leaders. When you work with people like that, you can’t help but pick up a thing or two about what makes a great leader. As I reflect on what they’ve taught me so far, there are 6 key lessons that […]

It’s That Time of Year Again!

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Please join the Denver Area Chapter of Credit Unions for the annual Chapter golf tournament benefiting the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation on July 24, 2018 at Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton, Colorado. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so don’t wait! Register today: www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: DAC18 What could be better than a long game of golf on a gorgeous Colorado […]