CUES Announces 2022 Individual Awards Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees


MADISON, Wis.— Talent development leader CUES is pleased to announce the winners of its annual individual awards and the class of 2022 Hall of Fame inductees. Winners were announced October 20, during the CUES Member Appreciation & Awards Event, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group.

This year’s award winners are:

In addition, the 2022 inductees into the CUES Hall of Fame were recognized for their contributions to the profession and the industry, involvement in community service, education and a history of self-improvement and contributions to CUES. This year’s inductees are Paul Kelly, Retired CEO, connectFirst Credit Union, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Erin Mendez, CCE, President/CEO, Patelco Credit Union, Pleasanton, CA; Barry Nelson, CCE, retired CEO, Travis Credit Union, Vacaville, CA; and Sterling Nielsen, CPA, President/CEO, Mountain America Credit Union, Sandy, UT.

Learn more about the awards program at To learn more about CUES, visit

CUES is the leading talent development solutions provider for credit unions in North America. We educate, develop and support credit union CEOs, executives, directors, and emerging leaders through partnerships with premier business schools, live and online events, digital learning, networking, and premium content. With over 39,000 members and growing, we measure success one leader at a time.

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