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Friday, May 29, 2015

Dupaco's Gratton earns highest credit union designation

Dupaco Community Credit Union Chief Financial Officer Danielle Gratton has completed the entire curriculum of intensive courses to become a graduate of the Credit Union Executives Society’s CEO Institute and acquired the designation of Certified Chief Executive (CCE).

Danielle Gratton earns Certified Chief Executive designationDuring the rigorous three-year program, Gratton focused on strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and leadership to strengthen the individual and, in turn, the entire credit union.

Each of the intensive, week-long programs were held at a prominent business schools: CEO Institute I: Strategic Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia; CEO Institute II: Organizational Effectiveness at Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Ithaca, N.Y.; and CEO Institute III: Strategic Leadership Development at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Va.

“We are proud of Danielle’s hard work and commitment to furthering her service to our credit union and the movement,” said Dupaco President/CEO Joe Hearn, who also holds the CCE designation. “By expanding her knowledge, Danielle has contributed to creating a stronger credit union.”

Gratton joins the ranks of 547 credit union leaders who have also obtained their CCE, and who are recognized throughout the credit union movement as having established a standard of educational excellence.

Gratton holds a BS and MS in Accountancy, both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Credit Union Executives Society is a Madison, Wisconsin-based, independent, not-for-profit, international membership association for credit union executives. CUES’ mission is to educate and develop credit union CEOs, directors and future leaders.

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