CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Blue Federal Credit Union’s CEO, Stephanie Teubner, was presented with the 2017 Trailblazer CEO of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 12th Annual Trailblazer Awards reception on February 28, 2017.
The Trailblazer Awards are presented by CU Times; awards were handed out at a special ceremony at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of credit union professionals attend the reception to honor top credit union professionals and volunteers.
“It is an honor to have been nominated for CEO of the Year and to have won the award is amazing,” Teubner said. “I have been so fortunate and blessed with opportunities to grow in this industry and to be recognized among so many of my colleagues is truly humbling.”
Teubner has been with Blue Federal Credit Union since March of 2000, when she was hired on as the Vice President of Administration. She was chosen to be CEO by the Board of Directors in the spring of 2005. Prior to joining Blue, Teubner worked at KeyBank of Wyoming in Laramie while attending the University of Wyoming, shaping her experience and expertise in the financial industry.
She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Finance and an Executive MBA. She also graduated in 2002 from the Development Educator training with the National Credit Union Foundation and has received the CUES Certified Executive designation. She was previously an active participant on the Wyoming Credit Union Association Board, culminating with the merger with the Colorado Credit Union Association. She was instrumental in developing a relationship with Colorado-based Community Financial Credit Union, which resulted in a merger in April 2016. Teubner remained the CEO throughout and after the merger.
Blue was also voted Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s favorite credit union in February during its annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Readers were called to submit the name of their favorite credit union, along with several other categories. Blue’s Vice President of Marketing and long-time Tribune reader, Michele Bolkovatz, says the honor is not without hard work from all the staff at Blue and the loyal members who make up the Tribune’s readership.
“We are so thankful for our members and staff who make Blue such an excellent organization,” said Bolkovatz. “We just want all our members in Cheyenne to know how much it means to us that they took time from their day to cast their vote and we remain more active and loyal than ever to our members in Cheyenne.”
This is Blue’s second consecutive year winning the Reader’s Choice category after the Wyoming Tribune Eagle restarted the awards in 2016 after a 10 year hiatus.