Diana Dykstra Honored with Foundation’s ‘Herb Wegner Award’

Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. Diana Dykstra and Crystal Long will be recognized with Outstanding Individual Achievement Awards, and Nusenda Credit Union Foundation will be recognized as an Outstanding Organization by the Foundation.

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at the annual fundraising gala hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on March 11, 2019 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. Registration for dinner sponsorships and tickets will be available on the Foundation website (ncuf.coop) later this year.

“In our fast-paced world, it’s so important to take the time to celebrate those in our movement who have gone above and beyond to embody the credit union difference,” said Gigi Hyland, executive director of the Foundation. “These awardees truly embody dedication to promoting the credit union philosophy. They have created innovative concepts, and provided leadership that has had significant, lasting, and measurable impact on the credit union movement.”

The Foundation’s awards gala celebrates the highest national honors in the credit union movement. Detailed profiles will be released in the next few weeks of the following 2019 Wegner Award honorees:

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Diana R. Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues in Ontario, CA.
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement: Crystal Long, president and CEO of GECU (Government Employees CU in El Paso, TX).
  • Outstanding Organization: Nusenda Credit Union Foundation (Albuquerque, NM).

The Herb Wegner Memorial Award is named in honor of CUNA’s late CEO Herb Wegner, whose tireless dedication, innovative ideas and deeds truly revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities. The awards that bear Wegner’s name recognize his spirit of “innovative, creative, risk-taking” leadership. View past award recipients here.

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