Cast a Vote for your Favorite Emerging Leader Finalist Video

Help Decide who the Next Emerging Leader will be, starting this Friday! 

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Finalists, Andrea Arqueta from IDB Global Federal Credit Union, Gregg Edwards from Market USA Federal Credit Union, and Dominic Powell from Educational Systems Federal Credit Union will pitch their ideas on how credit unions can better position themselves as the best financial choice for consumers.

You can cast your vote for your favorite video starting on Friday, June 11, 2021, through Monday, June 28, 2021, at https://mddccua.kintivo.com/ 

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 principles in her service to the movement and as a mentor to other credit union leaders. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a young professional who shares Mimi’s dedication to making a difference in peoples’ lives and has demonstrated the potential to be a leader.

The final phase of the competition will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, when finalists present their ideas at the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s Annual Convention. Attendees will vote on the presentations, and a winner will be decided based on a combination of judges’ evaluations, online voting, and votes cast by conference attendees.

The winner of the Miriam Rivera Lieb Emerging Leader Award will be presented with the following professional development package sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group:

  • Executive coaching – 3, one-hour sessions
  • Airfare and accommodations to visit CUNA and CUNA Mutual Group headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Lunch with CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and MD|DC Credit Union Association President/CEO John Bratsakis
  • Attend an Advocacy meeting with a member of the Maryland or D.C. Congressional delegation
  • Lunch with the Chapter Board of the award recipient’s credit union

*Runners-up will receive an executive coaching session.

“This is a unique opportunity for young professionals to showcase their fresh ideas and dedication to the credit union movement said John Bratsakis, President/CEO, MD|DC Credit Union Association. I look forward to seeing their final presentations in Ocean City.”