As the most recent recipient of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement, a well-deserved congratulations goes out to CO-OP Shared Branching's President Sarah Canepa Bang. It's also safe to say that Sarah has had a part in creating, developing, promoting, leading, or organizing numerous credit union initiatives over the years. One that she has had an integral part is the tremendous growth of the shared branching model within the industry. When she first arrived at FSCC in 1999, she merely helped quadruple the number of credit unions, branches, and states involved with shared branching leading up to her company's merger with CO-OP in early 2012.
Aside from being an obvious shared branching advocate, Sarah has worked for CUNA, WOCCU, Oregon and Connecticut credit union leagues, and a key founder of Credit Unions for Kids -- along with driving the organization's ties with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I wouldn't be surprised if she's flown the Space Shuttle blindfolded, split the atom in her spare time, and won Fox's MasterChef competition, as well. What has she not accomplished?
Well, we invited her on the show and asked her -- as well as getting many of the backstories of her career moves and mergers that have done nothing but help bolster the credit union industry. We hope you enjoy this refreshingly candid conversation with Sarah Canepa Bang -- a mighty fine asset to our industry and, once again, a well-deserved recipient of the Herb Wegner Memorial Award. Check it out!
NCUF's Herb Wegner Memorial Awards