Holt wins top professional award from KCUA
Jim Holt, president/CEO of Mid American Credit Union since 2005, will be honored with the 2013 Henry Peterson Professional of the Year Award by the Kansas Credit Union Association.
Holt received the award, given to a credit union professional for outstanding leadership and management abilities and for bettering Kansas credit unions, at the KCUA’s annual state convention in Wichita in April.
Holt has been involved with the credit union industry for more than 40 years, starting as a stock boy at a Topeka credit union while attending Washburn University. He is a former lobbyist for the KCUA and former CEO of Mountain West Credit Union Association in Denver, and spent 14 years as a consulting attorney to credit unions in Kansas and the Kansas Department of Credit Unions.
In the past year, he served as chairman of the KCU and one of its boards, helping the two organizations in efforts to strengthen credit union growth and management both statewide and nationally. Initiatives included creating a leadership development program and an innovation lab to share ideas for credit union growth, as well as a grassroots effort to educate lawmakers about the effects of a proposed federal income tax on not-for-profit credit unions.
As Mid American’s top executive, he has overseen the credit union’s significant growth in membership and assets over the past nine years, including mergers with credit unions in Arkansas City and Lawrence.