CUNA Lending Council was proud to present its 2017-2018 Executive Committee and the 2017 CUNA Lending Council Award Winners at their 2017 CUNA Lending Council Conference, Nov. 12-15, in Nashville, Tenn.

The full 2017-18 Executive Committee includes LSCU affiliate Dona Svehla, SVP/CLO, GTE Financial, based in Tampa, FL.

Also announced at the CUNA Lending Council Conference were the 2017 CUNA Lending Council Award recipients, all of whom demonstrated outstanding work in credit union lending and exceptional service to the CUNA Lending Council.

Six credit unions were honored with an Excellence in Lending Award, recognizing credit unions that achieve outstanding lending results. The full list of Excellence in Lending Award winners include’s VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., which won in the category Business Lending (Assets $250M or greater).

The Rising Star Award honoring emerging talent in the lending field was presented to Gregg Edwards, Lending Manager, MarketUSA FCU in Laurel, Md.

The Phil Greer Lifetime Achievement Award showcasing individuals who exemplify leadership, passion and commitment was presented to Rex Johnson, Founder/Chairman, Lending Solutions Consulting.

The Top Contributor Award recognizing value and expertise shared with peers through collaboration within the Councils Community was presented to Scott Baker, VP of Lending, Priority CU in Orlando, Fla. and Ellen Yacovone, SVP of Lending & Collections, Tucson FCU in Tucson, Ariz.