Our Award

Our Award

NASCUS Pierre Jay Award

Created by NASCUS to recognize individuals, programs or organizations whose contributions have benefited the state credit union system in a significant way, the Pierre Jay Award honors those who have demonstrated outstanding service, leadership and commitment to NASCUS and the state system.

2019 NASCUS Pierre Jay Award Winner
Mary Hughes
Acting Director of Finance, Idaho Department of Finance

2019 NASCUS Pierre Jay Award Committee

  • John Kolhoff, Commissioner, Credit Union Department, Texas
  • Rick Stipa, CEO, TruMark Financial Credit Union
  • Diana Dykstra, President & CEO, California/Nevada Credit Union Leagues
  • Robert Cashman, President & CEO, Metro Credit Union, Massachusetts
  • Ron McDaniel, Former President & CEO, California Credit Union & 2018 Pierre Jay Award Honoree
  • Lucy Ito, President & CEO, NASCUS, (ex officio)

About the award

First presented in 1997, the Pierre Jay Award honors the first Commissioner of Banks in Massachusetts, Pierre Jay. He learned of the cooperative credit union movement in Milan, Italy and quickly embraced the concept. Working with philanthropist and credit union pioneer Edward Filene of Boston, and despite objections from the banking industry, Jay went on to champion credit union development in the United States. Through Jay’s perseverance and service, he profoundly shaped credit union history.

Every year, NASCUS members have the opportunity to nominate an individual or organization/committee that shows outstanding commitment and dedication to the state credit union system. Nominations are reviewed by NASCUS’ Pierre Jay Award Committee, and a winner is selected based on criteria. Winners are announced prior to NASCUS’ Annual State System Summit, where they are honored.

For more information, please contact Alicia Valencia Erb, Vice President, Member Relations