Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is thrilled to share that late yesterday, the National Credit Union Foundation announced that Roger Heacock, retired CEO of Black Hills FCU, will receive the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. The Herb Wegner Memorial Award is the highest honor in the credit union industry and is bestowed upon those who are innovators and modern-day pioneers of the credit union movement.
“We could not be more pleased and excited for Roger on receiving this great honor from the National Credit Union Foundation,” stated Jeff Olson, President/CEO of DakCU. “This is the highest honor recognizing one’s contributions and career achievements in the credit union movement, and he is the first credit union professional from the Dakotas to ever receive this prestigious award. Roger’s 46-year legacy in the movement truly speaks for itself. Being around a servant leader such as Roger Heacock will inspire and change you – it certainly influenced me.”
Olson continues, “On behalf the Dakota Credit Union Association, we offer of our heartfelt congratulations to Roger and are looking forward to celebrating with him and his family during the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. next February.”
DakCU teamed up with Black Hills Federal Credit Union staff and submitted the nomination for Roger last year. 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. The awards that bear Wegner’s name recognize his spirit of innovative, creative, risk-taking leadership.
The accolades will officially be presented at the Foundation Dinner on Monday, February 28, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., held in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference. Individual ticket sales and event sponsorships for the Foundation Dinner and fundraising gala can be found here.
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