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DakCU Announces Individual Achievement Awards – Grand Forks Herald

BISMARCK, ND – During the Dakota Credit Union Association awards banquet recently held at the Grand Falls Casino & Resort in Larchwood, Iowa, three Dakota Credit Union professionals were recognized for their outstanding individual achievements.

Laura Hausmann, financial services representative at United Savings Credit Union (Fargo, North Daktoa) received the Professional of the year Price. This prestigious award honors one credit union professional from North or South Dakota each year for their contributions to advancing the credit union movement in their state and nation by helping to create an environment in which credit unions can grow and thrive to better serve their members to be able to be. .

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Laura Hausmann, financial services representative at United Savings Credit Union, received the Professional of the Year Award. She is pictured with Jeff Olson, president and CEO of Dakota Credit Union.

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Hausmann has been a valued employee at United Savings for 22 years. She has expanded her industry knowledge by completing leadership development training and earning the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor designation, and is currently pursuing the Certified Credit Union Executive designation. She is regularly consulted by her colleagues and management team for her input and expertise, and was instrumental in the recent digital upgrade of the credit union’s mobile banking platform and website.

Jennifer Jerauld, AVP Member Services at Town & Country Credit Union (Minot, North Dakota), received the Emerging Leader of the Year Price. This award recognizes one North or South Dakota credit union employee each year who demonstrates demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm for the credit union movement by carrying out the credit union’s mission and taking new directions that advance the overall vision of their organization strengthen.

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Jennifer Jerauld, AVP Member Services at Town & Country Credit Union (Minot, North Dakota), received the Emerging Leader of the Year Award from DakCU President and CEO Jeff Olson.

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Jerauld has quickly risen through the ranks of her credit union by demonstrating exemplary leadership skills and an innate understanding of the credit union’s core values. She has served on the Credit Unions United Chapter Board of Directors since 2021 and is the current President. She plays a critical role in promoting the credit union movement through community involvement on both a professional and personal level.

Darrel Pepper, board member at Ft. Randall Federal Credit Union (Wagner, South Dakota) was mentioned Volunteer of the Year. This award goes to one volunteer each year from North or South Dakota who has selflessly contributed time, effort and talent to the development of the credit union movement in their state. Volunteers are an integral part of the credit union movement, and their contributions resonate throughout the credit union community by illuminating the most important part of the credit union structure.

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Darrell Pepper, board member at Ft. Randall Federal Credit Union (Wagner, South Dakota) was named Volunteer of the Year. He is pictured with Jeff Olson, president and CEO of the Dakota Credit Union Association.

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Pepper served at Ft. Randall FCU Board for 24 years, and as Chairman of the Board since 2005. An ardent supporter of the credit union movement, he played a pivotal role in Ft. Randall became a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) two years ago. In addition to his work at credit unions, he has served local children in need as a juvenile probation officer, driven veterans to doctor’s appointments and served on multiple committees at his church.

Prairie Business Personnel

By Prairie Business staff

Prairie Business magazine is published monthly by the Grand Forks Herald and Forum Communications.

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