Four Finalists Chosen for the Miriam Rivera Lieb Emerging Leader Award!

The selected young professionals will present their innovative credit union ideas at the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention held in Ocean City June 2-4, 2019.

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Four Finalists from Maryland, DC, and Delaware credit unions have been chosen to move on to the next round of the Emerging Leader Award competition; they are Ivy Gales from SECU, Heather Gunter from Del-One FCU, Antionette Morton from Educational Systems FCU, and Tameka Murphy from InFirst FCU.

The next round for the finalist will be the video portion of the competition, where they will pitch their ideas on how credit unions can better position themselves as the best financial choice for consumers.

Beginning April 19, 2019, the public will have a chance to cast their votes for their favorite video and whomever they think should be the next Emerging Leader.

The Emerging Leader Award is presented by the MD|DC Credit Union Association and honors the legacy of Miriam Rivera Lieb, who was a passionate advocate and leader in the credit union movement. “Mimi” as she was known to her credit union colleagues, served credit unions for more than three decades before retiring in 2007 after 24 years as CEO of Transportation Federal Credit Union.

She believed that credit unions should reflect the core principles of the movement – people helping people, and she embodied those principals in her service to the movement and as a mentor to other credit union leaders. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a member of the Association’s young professional Network who shares Mimi’s dedication to making a difference in peoples’ lives and has demonstrated the potential to be a leader.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, and will receive a career development package worth up to $5,000 sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group.