Friday, October 14, 2016
Dupaco staff honored at Iowa Credit Union League Convention
Dupaco Community Credit Union was well-represented by staff at the 2016 Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) Annual Convention in Cedar Rapids Sept. 15-17. The state’s credit unions come together each fall in a cooperative effort to further the credit union movement.
Congratulations to the following Dupaco staff for their involvement and recognition during the convention:
Matt Dodds, chief operating officer, was sworn in as an ICUL Board of Director. Each individual serving on the 11-member board represents the collective interests and future of Iowa’s 92 credit unions and their more than 1 million members. The ICUL is the trade association for Iowa’s not-for-profit credit union industry.
Katie Dupont, finance specialist, was selected to participate as a Crasher at the convention. Through the Crasher program, young credit union professionals are able to both attend the event and participate in additional sessions with industry leaders to gain deeper insight into the world of credit unions. Dylan Buls, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager, was sought out to serve as Crasher Mentor, based on his leadership and participation as a Crasher at the event the previous year.
Bob Hoefer, strategic consultant and retired Dupaco CEO, was among three credit union leaders honored by the Iowa Credit Union Foundation with a 2016 Community Impact Award for making a difference in his community through philanthropic and charitable investments. Hoefer continues to stay active in the industry and in his community through volunteering and fundraising for more than 20 community and industry organizations, including the Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation.
Melissa King, assistant vice president, community outreach and education, was selected to participate in the 2016 Iowa Innovation Group. Participants were tasked with piloting new ideas to benefit credit unions and their members. The innovators unveiled their ideas at the convention. King and her group developed a new way to help members save each time they shop with their debit card.