The Mountain West Credit Union Association, in coordination with the Center for Credit Union Leadership, has announced the completion of its 2015 Leadership Institute.

Thirty credit union leaders earned leadership certificates in the comprehensive training program.

The Credit Union Leadership Institute trains upcoming credit union leaders in areas including: exemplifying organizational values, problem solving, empowering others, workplace prioritization, coaching, time management and setting and measuring goals. This four-session, comprehensive leadership training program, now in its fifth year of operations, has trained more than 125 new leaders from 44 credit unions in Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming.

“These bright, newly trained credit union leaders represent the true meaning of our people helping people philosophy,” said Dr. Dan Santangelo, executive director of the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation, in a released statement.

Leadership Scholarships for 2016
Mountain West Credit Union Foundation is excited to announce that we will provide 15 partial scholarships to help fund the next generation of credit union leaders as they participate in the 2016 Leadership institute.  This, the sixth year of the Institute, will be limited to 10 to 15 non-CEO participants. The tuition is $3,300 and will consist of four, 2-day sessions.

Se the Foundation website for more information on dates and locations or to download a scholarship application.

The 2015 graduates are:

Arizona
Sandra Alvarez of Arizona Central Credit Union; Robin White of Desert Schools Federal Credit Union; Lisa Krogstad of First Credit Union; Gigi Federico of Hughes Federal Credit Union; Leah Friedenberg of Pima Federal Credit Union; Eddie Frasquillo of Pima Federal Credit Union; and Tricia Cassidy Vincent of Vantage West Credit Union.

Colorado
Denise Ashford of Bellco Credit Union; Erin Williams of Bellco Credit Union; Teresa Chavez of Colorado Credit Union; Letitia Maestas of Community Choice Credit Union; Chris Juskowiak of Credit Union of the Rockies; Holly Vanderpool of Denver Community Credit Union; Larry Fleury III of Denver Community Credit Union; Jessica Menu of Denver Community Credit Union; Lori Velie of Ent Federal Credit Union; Paul Kirkbride of Ent Federal Credit Union; LaTrice Brewster of Horizons North Credit Union; Sandy Choman of Mountain River Credit Union; Adele Smith of Premier Members Federal Credit Union; and Mandy Gallegos of Public Service Credit Union.

Wyoming
Kristy Carper of Atlantic City Federal Credit Union; Sheryle McOmie of Atlantic City Federal Credit Union; Michelle Campbell of Campco Federal Credit Union; Mandy Jenkins of Laramie Plains Federal Credit Union; Angel Phillips of Reliant Federal Credit Union; Deli Frantzen of Trona Valley Federal Credit Union; Scott Sager of Trona Valley Federal Credit Union; Tristin Martinez of Trona Valley Federal Credit Union; and Eric Shannon of Warren Federal Credit Union.

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.

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