President of Credit Union 1 named Executive of the Year
Anchorage, AK – May 4, 2010 – Credit Union 1’s President/CEO, Ms. Leslie Ellis, has been named as the Alaska Credit Union League’s Outstanding Executive of the Year. This award honors Ellis’ achievements as a community leader, credit union trailblazer, and advocate for financial literacy throughout Alaska.
In a recent award ceremony for Ellis, Credit Union 1’s Executive Vice President, Lisa Monsen, applauded Leslie’s “strong vision, commitment, and spit-fire initiative,” stating that she has “changed the face of Alaska’s credit union industry and represented her employees and State in a truly exceptional manner.”
Ellis’ award represents her second recognition for executive achievement in 2009. Credit Union Magazine has also recognized Leslie as a Credit Union Hero of the Quarter, and she is currently one of four in the running for national Credit Union Hero of the Year.
About Credit Union 1:Credit Union 1 is an Alaskan financial cooperative with a mission to help members achieve their financial goals by focusing on excellent service and value. Founded over 57 years ago, Credit Union 1 has 14 branches, over 58,500 members, and $713 million in assets. Anyone who lives or works in Alaska is eligible to join Credit Union 1.