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.

How Two Association Credit Unions are Taking Strides to Support the Underserved in Their Communities

How Two Association Credit Unions are Taking Strides to Support the Underserved in Their Communities

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), are a collaborative force in our country who share a common goal: They aim to expand economic opportunity in low-income communities through providing access to financial products and services for residents and businesses. People in many low-income, economically distressed communities are often underserved by traditional financial institutions. CDFIs aim to […]

Dear CEO…

Dear CEO…

I recently read Dear CEO, which is a collection of specially-commissioned letters to a fictional CEO from some of the most respected business leaders in the world. While many of the letters include plenty of “management speak”, using tired words and phrases like disruption, helicopter view, game changer, etc., there were several original and intriguing […]

Squirrel!

Squirrel!

Distractions are bad. Focus is good. This is the topic of countless articles and books whose authors inevitably point the finger at technology, insisting that all our gadgets are mostly to blame. To a certain extent, they are right. This study from Deloitte says we check our smart phones an average of 46 times a […]

Congratulations to the 2018 Executive Leadership Scholars!

Congratulations to the 2018 Executive Leadership Scholars!

We are proud to introduce this group of elite emerging leaders devoted to the development of ongoing growth and leadership. All Executive Leadership Scholars are selected using a comprehensive process including application submission, letters of recommendation, leadership skills assessments, and panel interviews. The program is a five-year journey during which scholars are taught leadership skills, […]

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 […]