MERRILL, WIS. – Park City Credit Union CEO Val Mindak has been named 2019 Leader of the Year at the CU Leadership Convention in Las Vegas.
“It was a complete surprise to me. It was wonderful and really exciting,” Mindak said. “It is very moving because I’m so committed to Park City and the credit union movement. I’m so passionate about our industry and moving our industry forward to ensure that credit unions continue to be relevant and viable. Our industry brings so much value to consumers.”
Held August 1-3 in Las Vegas, the CU Leadership Convention is designed for directors, CEOs and C-suite leaders within the credit union industry. Now in its 42nd year, an estimated 3,000 credit union leaders were in attendance this year. The Leader of the Year Award is given to just one individual who has demonstrated extraordinary personally or professionally growth resulting in the overall success of their credit union.
Chosen among hundreds of nominations, Mindak is credited with leading the credit union’s outstanding growth, community involvement, which includes the random acts of kindness initiative, Park City Cares, #sharethecare. She also helped to spearheaded the Wisconsin Credit Union League’s Young Professionals Network that focuses on providing career development opportunities, networking and education for credit union professionals under the age of 35, which now has over 700 young professionals statewide.
“We need to expose young professionals to the credit union movement – to fall in love with it, just like I did when I was young,” Mindak said. “Now more than ever, succession planning is critical. We can start lining up the next level of leadership.”