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Dupaco receives Employ Humanity Excellence Award

DUBUQUE, Iowa—Dupaco Community Credit Union received the 2022 Employ Humanity Excellence Award by Employ Humanity earlier today at the credit union’s corporate headquarters in Dubuque.

The member-owned financial cooperative is the sole employer that Wisconsin-based Employ Humanity selected for the annual award.

The award recognizes an employer who has demonstrated excellence to the comprehensive well-being of its employees, industry and communities. Recipients of the award are top-rated employers of choice that have demonstrated excellence in servant leadership, workplace culture and, most importantly, making the world a better place for humanity.

Dupaco President and CEO Joe Hearn said the financial cooperative is humbled to be recognized for this award and gives credit to the organization’s members and employees.

“As a member-owned cooperative, Dupaco’s mission is to improve each member’s financial position,” Hearn said. “This recognition is successfully achieved by a team of passionate and engaged employees who work together and carry out Dupaco’s mission to help members build a life worth loving.”

During the award ceremony, Employ Humanity applauded Dupaco for its commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts, strong leadership and engaged connection to the people and communities the financial cooperative serves.

Dupaco is the first Iowa-based company to have received this award. The credit union currently employs over 650 employees and serves members throughout Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin.

Dupaco Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. It is dedicated to the financial well-being of its members, and specializes in personalized financial counseling, money advice and education. It offers savings, loans, investments, insurance and wealth management products for individuals and businesses. Dupaco serves residents in 118 counties throughout Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Founded in 1948 by ten Dubuque Packing Company employees, membership has grown to more than 152,000 with assets exceeding $2.9 billion. It has more than 650 employees and 22 branch office locations. Dupaco is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). It is a Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. Learn more at

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Dupaco receives 2022 Employ Humanity Excellence Award
Dupaco received the 2022 Employ Humanity Excellence Award on Aug. 26, 2022, at the financial cooperative’s headquarters in Dubuque, Iowa. From left: Katie McClain, Dupaco VP HR; Lisa Bowers, Chief People Officer; Bill Marklein, Employ Humanity Founder; and Joe Hearn, Dupaco Chief Executive Officer.