BCU President and CEO Mike Valentine Inducted to CUES® Hall of FameOctober 13, 2017
BCU proudly announces the induction of President /CEO Mike Valentine into the CUES Hall of Fame. Valentine was honored during the awards ceremony at the CUES CEO/Executive Team Network event in Las Vegas on October 10.
“The CUES Hall of Fame recognizes a lifetime of achievement and dedication to the credit union movement,” said John Pembroke, CUES President and CEO. “Mike is an extraordinary leader, and was chosen by CUES’ board of directors for his contributions to his profession and the industry; involvement in community service; and education and history of self-improvement.”
“Being inducted into the CUES Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor,” said Valentine. “One that I gratefully share with every BCU employee and board member that has served the Credit Union over the years.”
Valentine’s credit union career began in 1984, when he joined what was then Baxter Credit Union as Manager of Lending & Collections. Over the next decade, Valentine provided exemplary leadership at every level and cultivated a strong sales and service culture. Valentine was a clear choice when appointed as BCU President/CEO in 1994, leading BCU to become the fastest growing credit union in the last 35 years.
Under Valentine’s vision and leadership, BCU successfully grew from a single corporate partnership with Baxter to today offering credit union services to the employees of several Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare industry and beyond. Valentine is equally committed to a culture of giving back, fostering an environment of employee volunteerism and contributing 1% of BCU net income to charitable causes each year.
“I’ve had the great privilege of building many relationships that have extended far beyond my career in the credit union industry as part of this incredible journey,” said Valentine, adding, “That for me is the biggest reward.”
Valentine is the former Chairman of the Board for PSCU Financial Services and currently serves on the Board for CUNA Mutual Group, and VISA Senior Client Advisory Council, among others.
CUES is making a donation to the BCU Employee Relief Fund on behalf of Valentine to provide assistance to BCU employees in Puerto Rico impacted by the recent devastation of Hurricane Maria.