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 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… […]

Looking Back and Surging Forward

Looking Back and Surging Forward

2016 was the most successful and exciting year to date for the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation. We saw growth and expansion within each of the Foundation’s programs and initiatives, including fundraising efforts that will allow us to do even more good in 2017. In an effort to gain some insight about the Foundation’s impact […]

Full Engagement

Full Engagement

According to Gallup polls published last year, 70% of employees report not feeling engaged with their work, a percentage that hasn’t improved in several years. This strikes me as alarming, and something that leaders should be very concerned about. Disengaged employees represent an enormous waste of time, effort and resources. Fully engaged employees are invested, […]

Ten of the Best Leadership Books of 2016

Ten of the Best Leadership Books of 2016

The best leaders know that the most effective leadership strategy is to never stop learning. And one of the easiest and most accessible ways to keep learning is, of course, by reading books. That’s why each year, we publish a list of some of the most insightful leadership books of the year. Of the most […]

Our Fair Share

Our Fair Share

Not for credit, not for charity, but for service. The Seven Cooperative Principles  are founded in the philosophy of cooperation and its central values of equality, equity and mutual self-help. The principles express the Credit Union philosophy that supports everything we do and sum up the reason behind our hard work and diligence: In order […]

Is Leadership About Who You Are or What You Do?

Is Leadership About Who You Are or What You Do?

I’ve written a lot about the importance that character has on leadership. Most of us, I assume, want to work for leaders of good character. Likewise, if we are in a leadership role, we want others to identify us as being leaders of good character. And while there’s little doubt that qualities such as honesty […]