September 6, 2016

NCUF Honors Larry Blanchard with CUDE Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry BlanchardWe're proud to salute Larry Blanchard -- a long-time
CUNA Mutual Group employee and one of the most influential leaders in credit union history -- for his recent honors from the National Credit Union Foundation.

This summer, Larry received the Foundation's Credit Union Development Education (DE) Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless dedication to the program and serving as an inspiration to DEs throughout the world.

He's a leading professional for our industry in the areas of government affairs and public relations. Since the start of his career, he has successfully championed legislation to benefit consumers and credit unions. 

He played a prominent role in a campaign that led to the enactment of the Credit Union Membership Access Act (H.R. 1151), expanding the choice of credit union membership to millions of new members. Without this major change affecting membership, the credit union movement might not exist as it does today. 

He also served as chairman of our industry's system-wide steering committee on Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT). This successfully overturned IRS tax policies on many credit union products and services.

This lifetime achievement award demonstrates the impact Larry has made in the lives of credit unions, members and staff throughout the credit union movement. 

Hats off, Larry!