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.

Creating A Culture That Doesn’t Fear Mistakes

Creating A Culture That Doesn’t Fear Mistakes

If we want our organizations to grow and succeed, we must fill them with good people who are committed to doing their jobs with excellence. Especially in the financial industry, there are some things for which there is simply no margin for error. We know this. And yet, we also know that we’re all human […]

Removing Motivational Barriers

Removing Motivational Barriers

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely experiencing a bit of spring fever these days. The sun is out, the days are getting longer, leaves are appearing on trees, and I find myself sitting at my desk itching to get outside. Granted, a little spring fever is really just a minor hindrance if […]

Scholarships are Available to Attend this Year’s World Credit Union Conference in Austria!

Scholarships are Available to Attend this Year’s World Credit Union Conference in Austria!

Every year, the Gary Plank Scholarship Program provides three $5000 scholarships for young Credit Union professionals and volunteers (35 and younger), and one Development Educator of any age, to attend the World Credit Union Conference. And, this year’s conference is in Vienna, Austria! Named in honor of retired Arizona League President, Gary Plank, the scholarship […]

The Danger of Toxic Team Members

The Danger of Toxic Team Members

At the risk of sounding clichéd, attitude is everything. So much of what we accomplish and how we experience life, both personally and professionally, is ultimately dependent on our attitude. Not only is attitude important to the quality of our own lives, it has a real effect on those around us and the overall culture […]

Congratulations to the 2017 Executive Leadership Scholars!

Congratulations to the 2017 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, […]

Creating a Turnover Resistant Culture

Creating a Turnover Resistant Culture

For every organization, long-term success and sustainability requires the ability to attract and retain quality people. This is especially true for small businesses and nonprofits because they are competing with larger organizations that often have deeper pockets and more incentives available to attract top talent. While numbers vary from study to study, everyone agrees that […]

Deep Integrity

Deep Integrity

I believe that integrity is an essential quality of leadership, regardless of whether you are leading a family, a small team of volunteers, a not for profit organization, or a fortune 500 company. It’s especially important in cooperative organization where transparency is an essential and required aspect of its success and sustainability. But, as important […]

Change Happens. Resistance is Futile.

Change Happens. Resistance is Futile.

An organization’s ability to survive AND thrive, is not dependent on the IQ of their leaders or even on how successful and stable they happen to be today. Rather, it’s in how well the organization can adapt and respond to inevitable changes in conditions and demands. The only guarantee any of us have about the […]

How the Foundation is Supporting Credit Unions Like Yours in 2017

How the Foundation is Supporting Credit Unions Like Yours in 2017

The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation exists to advance the Credit Union movement through leadership development and initiatives that support the long-term success of credit unions in their communities. But, what does that mean specifically? How is the Foundation accomplishing these tasks? And, even more important, is your Credit Union taking full advantage of the […]

Clearly Communicating Expectations

Clearly Communicating Expectations

I’d venture to say that mismatched expectations are one of the biggest causes of miscommunication for pretty much every relationship, business and personal. Knowing this, it makes sense that as leaders we would want to do everything we can to make sure that our team has a clear understanding of what our expectations are about… […]