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Baltimore County Employees FCU’s Michael Ches Selected as 2024 Emerging Leader

The Miriam Lieb Emerging Leader Award was presented by the MD|DC Credit Union Association to Michael Ches, Branch Manager at Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union.

The award honors the legacy of Miriam Rivera Lieb, who was a credit union advocate and leader, by recognizing a credit union professional, 40 or under, who demonstrates leadership and shares Lieb’s dedication to the core principles of the movement.

The other finalists in this year’s competition were:

  • Nicole Galloway, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
  • Kristin Kauffman, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union
  • Audra Pettus, Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union

“Congratulations to all the finalists,” said John Bratsakis, President and CEO, MD|DC Credit Union Association. “They each delivered thought-provoking presentations and unique insight on how credit unions can innovate. All the candidates exemplify the qualities that are needed for future credit union leadership.

Ches will receive a professional development package, sponsored by TruStage, that includes:

  • Executive coaching sessions
  • Airfare and accommodations to visit CUNA and TruStage headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Lunch with their CEO and MD|DC Credit Union Association President/CEO John Bratsakis
  • And much more!

The runners-up each receive executive coaching sessions.

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