DOLFCU’s Travis Lane Selected as First-Ever Miriam Rivera Lieb Emerging Leader Award Winner

Award Presented by the MD|DC Credit Union Association

Columbia, Md. (June 7, 2018) – The first-ever Miriam Lieb Emerging Leader Award was presented by the MD|DC Credit Union Association (MD|DC CUA) to Travis Lane of DOLFCU during the Association’s Annual Meeting & Convention on June 5 in Ocean City, Md. The award honors the legacy of Miriam Rivera Lieb who was a passionate advocate and leader in the credit union movement for more than three decades. She was also a mentor, helping encourage and cultivate the talents of many current credit union leaders earlier in their careers. The award recognizes a credit union professional, 40 or under, who shares Lieb’s dedication to the core principles of credit unions and demonstrates the potential to be a leader.

(left to right) Rusty Vellek, Transportation FCU; Travis Lane, DOLFCU; Joan Moran, DOLFCU CEO;
Theresa Mann, The Partnership FCU CEO; John Bratsakis, MD|DC CUA CEO
Photo Credit: Jason Putsche Photography

“Congratulations to all three finalists,” said John Bratsakis, president/CEO, MD|DC Credit Union Association. “They provided thoughtful insights and innovative ideas on how to help credit unions better position themselves as the best financial partners for consumers. It is incredibly encouraging to see the future leaders of the movement embracing innovation, collaboration and commitment to community. I can’t wait to see what they do next! Thank you to CUNA Mutual Group for sponsoring the award and CUNA for donating a conference scholarship.”

The winner was selected from three finalists who participated in three phases of the competition. During MD|DC CUA’s Annual Meeting & Convention, the finalists presented their ideas on how credit unions can better position themselves as the best financial choice for consumers. Attendees voted on the presentations and a winner was determined based on a combination of judges’ evaluations (phase 1), online voting (phase 2) and votes cast by conference attendees (phase 3).

The 2018 Emerging Leader Winner, Travis Lane, is a Business Intelligence Analyst at DOLFCU in Washington, D.C. His presentation focused on the effective use of data and data systems to unlock insights and improve operations to help credit unions of all sizes succeed.

Lane will receive a professional development package, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group, worth up to $5,000 and includes:

• Executive coaching sessions
• Conference scholarship (choice of select CUNA Conference donated by CUNA or MD|DC Credit Union Association’s Annual Conference)
• Airfare and accommodations to visit CUNA and CUNA Mutual Group headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin
• Ad Hoc member of the MD|DC Credit Union Association board of directors
• Lunch with CUNA president/CEO Jim Nussle and MD|DC Credit Union Association president/CEO John Bratsakis

Runners-up will receive an executive coaching session.