(March 19, 2021) Mark your calendars for the April 22 Pierre Jay Awards 2021 virtual presentation ceremony, getting underway at 2 p.m. ET. There is no charge for attending the event, although registration is required.
Three leaders of the state system — Patty Idol, Kim Santos and Sarah Vega — are being recognized for the 2021 awards, which are the highest honors bestowed by NASCUS for persons or entities demonstrating service, commitment and leadership to the state system.
“We will recognize their tremendous dedication and contributions to the state credit union system, as told to us by their peers, friends and family,” said NASCUS’ Lucy Ito. “We urge NASCUS members and all those in the state system to participate and learn more about our award winners’ amazing accomplishments and personal impact on our industry.”
Idol is the former president and CEO of Mountain Credit Union in Waynesville, N.C., where she began her career as a branch manager. Over 35 years, she rose through the ranks at the credit union and in the credit union system, becoming chair of the NASCUS Credit Union Advisory Council, chair of the Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL) Board and president of the Western Chapter of CCUL
Santos is director of the Office of Credit Unions (OCU) at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions in Madison, Wis., where in 1992 she began her career as a credit union examiner. Since 2013, she has supervised the 118 state-chartered credit unions in her state as director of the OCU.
Vega is the former chief of staff to former NCUA Board Chairman Mark McWatters, where she also served as a senior policy advisor. She also previously served as chief of staff to former NCUA Board Chairman Michael Fryzel – and has the distinction of being the only person to have served as top staffer to two NCUA Board chairmen. She is the former director of the Illinois Division of Financial Institutions, a role in which she also served as chairman of the NASCUS Regulator Board.
For more information, including registration for the April 22 event, see the link below.