The air was full of excitement on Monday evening, as Roger Heacock, retired CEO of Black Hills FCU, received the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement during the National Credit Union Foundation’s awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.
Surrounded by his family, as well as DakCU’s president/CEO Jeff Olson, representatives from Black Hills FCU and other Dakota credit union professionals, and dignitaries from credit union organizations across the country who attended the special event, Heacock humbly and graciously accepted his award.
“I have attended many National Credit Union Foundation award dinners over the years and have been in awe of the award winners and their incredible accomplishments,” stated Heacock. “I feel so honored to receive this prestigious award for doing the work that I loved and meant so much to me. I believe this award is a tribute to the amazing team I worked with at Black Hills FCU; through the years, our remarkable team truly made a difference in the lives of our members and communities with their passion for service and commitment to our mission statement of improving lives,” he concluded.
Jeff Olson, President/CEO of Dakota Credit Union Association, added “We could not be more pleased and excited for Roger on receiving this great honor from the National Credit Union Foundation. He is the first credit union professional from the Dakotas to ever receive this prestigious award, and his 46-year legacy in the movement truly speaks for itself. Being around a servant leader such as Roger will inspire and change you – it certainly influenced me.”
The Herb Wegner Memorial Award is the highest honor in the credit union industry, bestowed upon those who are innovators and modern-day pioneers of the credit union movement. The Wegner Awards are named in honor of the late Credit Union National Association CEO Herb Wegner, whose tireless dedication and innovative ideas revolutionized the ways that credit unions serve their communities.
Watch the video tribute to Roger Heacock that was part of the award ceremony here.
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