The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MNCUN) honored SPIRE Market Vice President of Community Outreach Bridget Petersen with the Credit Union Builder Award during its annual conference last week.
The award recognizes, “commitment and contribution to the credit union movement,” which Petersen has shown throughout her 25-year credit union career. Today, Bridget oversees SPIRE’s give back efforts, public relations, and the Presidential Advisory Council. As part of her role, Petersen provides youth and adult financial literacy in the communities SPIRE serves, which has earned SPIRE several regional and national awards. On behalf of SPIRE, she has partnered with several organizations including Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, BestPrep, and Minnesota DECA.
In addition, Bridget has spent significant time and effort in promoting the credit union movement by participating in Credit Union Day at the Capitol, the Women’s Leadership Network, and Cooperative Network. She received a special recognition in 2018 for serving 13 years on the MNCUN Foundation Scholarship Council; six of which were as the Board chair.
“I’m beyond grateful and humbled to have received the Credit Union Builder Award from the Minnesota Credit Union Network,” stated Petersen, “It was truly an honor to have it presented to me by my mentor and SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz. I am blessed to have been surrounded by many amazing people in my career and look forward to the future of our industry.”
SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz noted, “Bridget’s career has truly been one of a Credit Union Builder. On behalf of the Board, staff, and members of SPIRE Credit Union, thank you Bridget, for your dedicated commitment to Minnesota’s Credit Unions.”
The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the state trade association for Minnesota’s credit unions. The Network, working in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), works to ensure the success, growth and vitality of our member credit unions.