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Minn. Credit Union Presidents Inducted into National Hall of Leaders

Monday, March 13, 2017  
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Two long-serving Minnesota credit union presidents were recently inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in Washington, D.C., in recognition of their dedication to upholding the credit union mission. This honor is given to those whose commitment has made a significant impact on the credit union movement at the local, state and national levels.

Active in the financial industry for over 30 years, Charles (Chuck) Albrecht has been President/CEO at Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union since 2003, and is a CUES Certified Chief Executive (CCE). Albrecht has served in numerous capacities on the Minnesota Credit Union Network Board of Directors since 2006, including holding positions of Secretary/Treasurer, Vice Chair, and Board Chair. He is a former member of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors as well. A true advocate, Albrecht has volunteered for the Minnesota Credit Union Network Political Involvement Committee (PIC) since 2010, and served as Chair for that committee from 2011 to 2013. He is a frequent participant in Hike the Hill events, MnCUN’s Credit Union Day at the Capital, and CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference. Albrecht inspires others in the credit union movement through his leadership, service, and advocacy.

Kent Greff has been a leader in the credit union movement for over 38 years. He was Chief Executive Officer at Mayo Employees Credit Union in Rochester, Minnesota from 1989 to 2000; and is currently President and CEO of Mill City Credit Union, formerly General Mills Federal Credit Union. Greff served on the Minnesota League of Credit Unions Board of Directors from 1993-1997, and was Board Treasurer at the time that organization merged with the Minnesota Association of Credit Unions. Greff was the first Chairman of the Minnesota Credit Union Network and served on the board from 1997 to 2007. He served every committee of the Minnesota League of Credit Unions. Greff’s guidance earned him a “Distinguished Leadership Award” in 1994; and he has been honored with the Minnesota Credit Union Network Professional of the Year award twice - both in 1998 and 2000. Greff has made strong impact by his involvement and commitment to advocating for credit unions locally, nationally, and internationally.

“Chuck and Kent have dedicated their careers towards credit unions and their members,” said MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins. “Their substantial involvement in the industry has benefited credit unions here in Minnesota and the movement overall. I thank them for their service and congratulate them on the honor of being inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders.”

Developed in 2008, the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders recognizes credit union professionals and volunteers whose commitment to service has inspired others in the credit union movement. The names of honorees are prominently displayed in Credit Union House to remind visitors of those who have volunteered their time to perpetuate the credit union movement and who remain committed to the values and mission on which credit unions were founded.

Photo: (Left to Right) Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union President & CEO Charles (Chuck) Albrecht, Minnesota Credit Union Network President & CEO Mark Cummins, and Mill City Credit Union President & CEO Kent Greff.

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $20 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve more than 1.7 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit www.mncun.org.


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