CUES To Name Winner Of Next Top CU Exec Challenge Today

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—CUES will name the winner of its 2018 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge today.


The naming of the winner follows presentations by the five finalists yesterday during the CUES CEO/Executive Team Network meeting. The competition is supported by a partnership with Phoenix-based DDJ Myers, Ltd. and Chilliwack, B.C.-based Currency.  
Earlier this year, 23 young, emerging leaders from within the credit union industry created video applications on From there, a judging panel and public vote narrowed the field to the Top 10. A separate judging panel then reduced the Top 10 down to the five Finalists.

The Finalists, five young credit union employees, had been blogging and posting videos at about their respective projects.

The Five Finalists

The five Finalists are:

  • Blaine Bartholomew, Unitus Community Credit Union, Portland, Ore.
  • Clark Duncan, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Radcliff, Ky.
  • Emily Strybosch, Libro Credit Union, London, Ontario
  • Jodi Maus, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Melrose, Minn.
  • Lynette Cupps, MAX Credit Union, Montgomery, Ala.

The Finalists yesterday had seven minutes to recap their projects for the judging panel and audience.

The Finalist with the highest score, based on a combination of judging panel results, audience votes, online votes and social media engagement, will earn the title of 2018 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec and a $20,000 educational prize package from CUES.

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