MADISON, Wis.-The National Credit Union Foundation has named two more Herb Wegner Award winners.
The winner of the 2013 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achivement is Herbert H. Hoosman, Jr., president of Vantage Credit Union in Bridgeton, Mo., Hoosman joined the then Educational Employees CU in 1982 and held several management positions before being named president/CEO in 1994. Since joining Vantage, Hoosman has been part of growth to nearly $700-million in assets from $34 million.
Hoosman has been active in numerous CU organizations and in a partnership with East St. Louis High School to provide job opportunities, and summer internships for college students through the African American Credit Union Coalition.
Hoosman also took the lead nationally with credit unions in helping to raise funds for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national monument in Washington, D.C.
Also being recognized by the National Credit Union Foundation is Rick Craig, president/CEO of America First Credit Union in Ogden, Utah, who has been named winner of the 2013 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.
After working with the National Security Agency in Turkey listening in on communications from across the Soviet border, Craig left the military and settled in Utah where he continued to do sophisticated computer work for the federal government before earning degrees in mathematics and engineering.
In 1977, Craig moved to America First as EVP, and was named president/CEO in 1997. During his career the credit union has grown to $5.4 billion in assets.
Craig has held positions with the Utah league, on the Utah Board of Credit Union Advisors, and on the boars of CUES, the Filene Reserach Council, and CO-OP Financial Services. He has also been very active in Western CUNA Management School and in political advocacy.