Five credit union leaders were honored recently during the 2022 Iowa Credit Union League's annual meeting for their contributions to the credit union movement and the financial lives of Iowans.?More than 600 credit union leaders, exhibitors, speakers and guests gathered in person in Des Moines and online Aug. 28-30 for the annual convention.

These are the leaders who were recognized:

Marian Holmes, vice president of consumer lending, Community 1st Credit Union, received the Cooperative Spirit Professional Award in recognition of her service to her credit union and for being a leading advocate for the financial well-being of Iowans.

Paul Gengler, retired board member, Veridian Credit Union, received the Cooperative Spirit Volunteer Award in recognition of his commitment and leadership through first his employment with Veridian Credit Union followed by his service to the board.

Joan Auterman, board member, Linn Area Credit Union, received the Cooperative Spirit Volunteer Award in recognition of her 46 years of commitment and leadership on the Linn Area Credit Union board of directors.

Steve Flamm, retired CFO and CEO, Premier Credit Union, received the Heritage Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements as an ambassador of credit unions and career of improving the lives of credit union members.

Hayley Vanderpool, marketing and member events coordinator, Serve Credit Union, received the Young Professional Award for her passion for the credit union movement as displayed through her advocacy efforts and leadership.

“The Iowa credit union industry is made up of outstanding leaders. The league is honored to acknowledge some of the best of the best who work to champion the financial lives of Iowans,” said ICUL President and CEO Murray Williams. “The credit union movement is committed to helping our 1.5 million members support and grow the communities where they live and work.”