Credit union professionals can nominate their colleagues for the 2019 CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Recognition Awards. These annual awards recognize professional excellence in a variety of categories.

“Definitely apply [for an award]. There are so many amazing marketers in our industry, and it is so encouraging and inspiring to hear the stories of those around us,” said Deidre Davis, 2018 Marketing Professional of the Year Award recipient and chief marketing officer at Michigan State University FCU, East Lansing, Mich. “I would encourage those individuals who are thinking of applying to share the stories of their remarkable achievements, so that others may learn and be inspired by them. Don’t put it off until next year, now is the perfect time.”

Award categories include:

The Marketing Professional of the Year and Business Development Professional of the Year, honoring individuals exemplifying excellence in their fields. (Nominations deadlines: Jan. 14, 2019)

The Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing marketing and business development professionals who have excelled throughout their careers. (Nominations deadline: Feb. 4, 2019)

The Rising Star Award, recognizing an individual with 2 or less years of experience in the credit union industry. (Nominations deadline: Feb. 4, 2019)

The Excellence in Marketing & Business Development Awards, spotlighting best practices and their application to credit unions nationwide. (Entry materials deadline: Feb. 4, 2019)

Winners will be publicly honored at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference, March 20-23, 2019 in Las Vegas.