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 Best Version of YOU

The Best Version of YOU

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the important role that humility plays in good leadership. Humility is foundational to becoming a leader that others willingly follow largely because it’s a key element in one’s ability to be self-aware. But, is self-awareness a requirement for good leadership? I think so. A couple of years […]

7 Ways Humility Influences Leadership

7 Ways Humility Influences Leadership

If asked to describe the traits of successful leaders, many people will use words such as powerful, charismatic, enthusiastic, and visionary. These are aspects of leadership that take center stage – showing up in a very visual and emotional way. But, one of the most important traits of a great leader is often overlooked because […]

The Brayman-Beach Scholarship

The Brayman-Beach Scholarship

Benefiting Colorado students, families, and communities For many young adults, getting a college degree requires more than showing up to class and studying hard. Every year, they must contend with a financial gap between what they can afford to pay and what their tuition actually costs. That financial gap is why opportunities like the Brayman-Beach […]

The Energy of Leadership

The Energy of Leadership

One of the quickest ways to gauge the health of an organization, and learn a lot about its culture, is to observe its energy level. High-energy teams are electric. There is enthusiasm in their communication with each other, and with others. There is innovation in their work and optimism about the future. Low energy groups […]

5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

Gone are the days when “leader” generally meant a guy in a grey suit with a briefcase. These days a leader might be a jeans and tennis shoe wearing 20 something at the helm of a start-up, or the next turtleneck wearing, barefoot Steve Jobs announcing technology that just might change the world. Leaders – […]

Inside the Executive Leadership Program

Inside the Executive Leadership Program

A Conversation with a Recent Graduate and her CEO The Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program was created for the future leaders of the Credit Union Movement, providing over $20,000 of funding for scholars to complete a five-year program focused on Credit Union leadership development. During the program, scholars receive immersive instruction in organization leadership, credit union […]

Leadership Book Review

Leadership Book Review

 5 of the Best from 2017, and 3 to Add to This Year’s Wish List Spending some time engrossed in a meaty book on leadership, organizational culture, team building, productivity, and performance pretty much always sounds good to me. And yet, the demands of daily life force me to choose a precious few out of the […]

Thanks to you.

Thanks to you.

Not for credit, not for charity, but for service. What a year! I am incredibly grateful to have spent another year working alongside professionals who live out the Credit Union philosophy every day. The Foundation is important to our Movement because it promotes Credit Union leadership, education, social responsibility, and initiatives that support the long-term […]

Do You Have a Plan to Grow Your Credit Union?

Do You Have a Plan to Grow Your Credit Union?

The Chief Executive Institute is a proven program to help you reach your goals. The application deadline is January 13th. Apply now. The Chief Executive Institute, founded by The Center for Credit Union Leadership, is designed to deepen decision-making and problem-solving skills, and cultivate leaders’ ability to operate strategically within volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous […]