An expert panel of judges and our editorial team will closely examine Luminaries entries to identify the cream of the crop across the credit union industry: individuals, teams, projects and organizations whose exceptional contributions have significantly enhanced the not-for-profit financial cooperative landscape from 2023 to 2024.

In evaluating nominations, we will meticulously consider the below criteria. These criteria serve as our compass in identifying those who have truly raised the bar within the credit union sphere, driving positive change and inspiring others to follow suit.

  • Impact. The nominee's influence on the credit union industry, its workforce, members and the broader community. This encompasses both quantitative and qualitative outcomes, such as the number of individuals affected and a comprehensive portrayal of how the nominee's efforts have enriched specific programs, credit unions, communities and the industry at large. Each entry should include 3-5 examples that vividly showcase both the qualitative and quantitative impacts of the nominee's efforts over the past 12-18 months.
  • Innovative Problem Solving. A demonstrated knack for achieving objectives through ingenious thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to Development. Evidence of the nominee's dedication to advancing the growth of credit union and third-party employees and the industry overall.
  • Ethical Standards and Excellence. A personal commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards, delivering exceptional service and striving for excellence in all endeavors.