Outstanding Executive for 2009
William J. Rissel, President and Chief Executive Officer for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, has been named the Outstanding Executive for 2009 by the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES). The national award was announced at a special banquet during the group's CEO Network meeting in Orlando, Florida on November 1.
"Bill Rissel is an outstanding executive and he richly deserves this recognition," said CUES President and CEO Fred Johnson. "It's people like Bill who are transforming the credit union industry."
Recipients of the CUES Executive of the Year award must show exceptional leadership skills, be committed to professional development, contribute to their credit union's success, play an active role in CUES and its Councils, as well as participate in civic and community affairs.
"We couldn't be more proud of Bill," said Fort Knox Federal's Chairman of the Board of Directors, J. Marvin Hawk. "In Kentucky's financial services circle, we all know Bill Rissel to be a gifted leader. Now the rest of the industry knows it too."