During a special Awards Banquet at the Nebraska Credit Union League’s Annual Convention, the 2018 Volunteer Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ron Burke, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union.
The following was taken from Ron’s nomination letter “Ron likes to say he was added to the University of Nebraska Board of Directors to provide the common guys perspective. He understands the powerful advantage credit unions have to make an impact in the community through financial education.”
Ron recently completed his third and final term as Chairman of the Board. During his Board tenure he oversaw the construction of a new credit union facility, was instrumental in the hiring of a new CEO and ensured the continued financial strength, stability and growth of the credit union.
“We at the Nebraska Credit Union League offer our sincere congratulations to Ron. His distinguished volunteer service has made him truly deserving of this high honor. We thank him for his unwavering commitment to credit union causes,” said Scott Sullivan, Nebraska Credit Union League President/CEO.
Also during the special Awards Banquet at the Nebraska Credit Union League’s Annual Convention, the 2018 Professional Distinguished Service Award was presented to Steve Edgerton of Centris Federal Credit Union.
Edgerton has been heavily involved in the state and federal credit union movement for over 40 years. Steve began his career in credit unions when he was hired as Director of Audit Services for the League. He was promoted to Vice President in 1983 and was named President/CEO of the Association in January of 1988.
In 1997, Steve accepted a position of Vice President of Technology at Centris FCU. Steve currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Operations & Government Affairs Officer at Centris.
“Steve has been a tireless advocate for credit unions at both the association and credit union levels. He has fully embraced the credit union philosophy of people helping people. His contributions to the credit union movement at both the state and national level have been immense. It was with great admiration and pleasure that I was able to present the Professional Distinguished Service Award to Steve,” said Scott Sullivan, Nebraska Credit Union League President/CEO.
Congratulations to Ron and Steve!