Maine Credit Union Leaders Honored at Annual Event

At the Maine Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting and Convention on May 17, credit union leaders in various categories were recognized for their outstanding service.  Award presentations were made at the League’s Convention banquet, held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay before a crowd of over 700 people.

“Our League’s awards program recognizes the exceptional work of our credit union network’s employees and volunteers,” said Cheryl Lancaster, Executive Vice President of the Maine Credit Union League. “Each day, in every county across Maine, we have credit union representatives going above and beyond to serve their communities and their members.  These awards are our way of recognizing their commitment and expressing appreciation for their service.”

The 2019 award winners are:

Anne Marie Lane, Executive Vice President, TruChoice Federal Credit Union (Portland)
Jeannette G. Morin Award for Outstanding Credit Union Employee
View the award video.

 Mason Pottle, Board Chair, Downeast Credit Union (Baileyville)
Alexander Ferguson Award for Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer
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Steve Baillargeon, CEO, Penobscot County Federal Credit Union (Old Town)
James M. Gratto Award for Outstanding Credit Union CEO
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Dan Bagley, Executive Vice President, The County Federal Credit Union (Caribou)
Diane L. Oceretko ‘People Helping People’ Award for Community Service
View the award video.

Dave Desjardins, CEO, Acadia Federal Credit Union (Fort Kent)
League President’s Award for Outstanding League Volunteer
View the award video.

Awards were given in five categories.  Three of the awards, Jeannette G. Morin Award; Alexander Ferguson Award; and James M. Gratto Award, carry the names of credit union pioneers from Maine. A short video presentation highlighting all of the evening’s winners was made to further showcase their individual accomplishments.

“The best part of the evening is when we watch the videos of each winner’s colleagues talking about why they deserve their awards,” added Lancaster. “There is a great deal of pride and gratitude for their efforts and it’s on full display during this special event.”



About the Maine Credit Union League


The Maine Credit Union League is a nonprofit, professional trade association that exists to serve Maine’s credit unions. Founded in 1938, the League’s mission is to help credit unions succeed and improve the financial lives of their members. As the trade association for Maine’s credit unions, the League provides advocacy, education, and other resources designed to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership. For more information, visit