Credit Union Investment and Insurance Program Managers are often heralded as key innovators and strategic thinkers when it comes to pushing boundaries and building new ways of generating business. Our industry is rife with high achievers and thought leaders but some go above and beyond - leading their programs to take risks and build bridges to success that others only dream of doing. The PROCU Community looks to recognize one of its own in the name of such an innovator, Mr. Peter Snyder.
Pete had a myriad of accomplishments throughout his storied career and effected lasting program success wherever he touched. This award serves to honor Pete’s legacy and to recognize others who, just like him, break new ground in the credit union investment and insurance industry.
Each year the Pete Snyder Innovation Award is bestowed to an individual who has shown determination in bringing new ideas, new insights, or new technologies to life within their program.
In 2019 Patricia Wood, Chief Operating Officer of Navy Federal Financial Group, was the first recipient of the award. Patty was recognized for her industry leading innovation in the development and deployment of a robust, low cost, online investing solution for Navy Federal members. The EasyStart Investor platform is easy to use, requires a low minimum investment to start and complements the full service investment program at Navy Federal Financial Group. We look forward to seeing what comes next from their team as Navy Federal takes this platform into the future.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 award. Please take a moment to nominate an Executive from a Credit Union Investment or Insurance Program. Award nominations will be open until July 31st, 2022. The winner will be announced on the Final Day of the 2022 PROCU Conference in Laguna Beach.