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NASCUS names 2019 winner of Pierre Jay Award

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Mary Hughes, acting director of finance at the Idaho Department of Finance, will be honored with the 2019 Pierre Jay Award from the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors.

Hughes joined the Idaho Department of Finance in 1990 as a deputy attorney general and has since served in a number of positions, including lead attorney, consumer finance bureau chief, financial institutions bureau chief, deputy director and acting director.

In addition, she has been an officer and director at NASCUS, and has worked on various committees and task forces with the trade group. She served on the NASCUS board of directors from 2009-2013.

“Mary is a pillar in the state credit union system and a deserving recipient of the Pierre Jay Award,” NASCUS President and CEO Lucy Ito said in a statement. “Her work to advance the national state credit union system is unparalleled. Mary has a profound commitment to the safety and soundness of Idaho credit unions, which has resulted in there being no failures during her tenure.”

Hughes will receive the award at the NASCUS State System Summit on Aug. 15 in San Francisco.

The award is named after Pierre Jay, first Commissioner of Banks in Massachusetts. NASCUS created the honor to “recognize individuals whose contributions have benefited the state credit union system in a significant way.”

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