Dave Gilbert Honored with Prestigious Wright Patman Award

Recognized for his dedication as a credit union advocate and volunteer for nearly 50 years

Ocean City, Md. (June 5. 2018) - Dave Gilbert was honored with the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s highest honor, the Congressman Wright Patman Award, for nearly 50 years of dedicated service as a credit union volunteer. The award was presented in Ocean City, Maryland at the Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention.

“Dave’s dedication and deep passion for the continuing success of credit unions is incredible,”
said John Bratsakis, President/CEO of the MD|DC Credit Union Association. “I want to thank you, on behalf of the movement, for nearly 50 years of service. You have been an extraordinary ambassador for credit unions.”

Gilbert’s unwavering dedication to credit unions spans five decades in which he has been a strong influence on the movement through his volunteerism and leadership. He has served on the Board of Directors for APGFCU, MD|DC Credit Union Association and the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).

Gilbert is a firm believer in education as a means of expanding knowledge and continuing to learn new skills. Throughout his years of service, he has been a passionate promoter of members’ rights and challenged CEOs to deliver world-class services to members. He has also been a leading force in assuring that annual meetings are centers for information, education and collaboration.

The award honors the legacy of congressman John William Wright Patman who was a tireless advocate for credit union and co-sponsored the Federal Credit Union Act in 1934. The Award is presented to an individual who epitomizes Wright Patman’s commitment and dedication to credit union values.

MD|DC Credit Union Association is the regional trade association for credit unions in the state of Maryland and the Washington D.C. region that serves more than 2.2 million member-owners. Credit unions are not-for profit financial cooperatives that are locally controlled and owned by the people they serve. For more information, visit mddccua.org.