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DCUC Inducts Three to Hall of Honor

Monday, August 20, 2018  
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WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2018– On August 14, DCUC’s 55th Annual Conference attendees joined together to celebrate the induction of three special individuals to the DCUC Hall of Honor.

Pictured from left to right:  Elaine Tuten - GeoVista CU, Paul Marotta - Hanscom FCU, Reba Watson - Fort Knox FCU.


Paul Marotta, Hanscom FCU, was selected for his nearly 45 years of service, dedication, and commitment to our veterans and those serving at Hanscom AFB. He guided Hanscom FCU through some critical times, including the buildup of technology, unprecedented member growth, economic ups and downs, and some of the greatest legislative challenges the credit union movement has seen. His vision led to the establishment of a Member Advisory Group that serves as a bridge between the credit union and its members by providing insight and feedback on issues of concern to the credit union and the credit union movement. Marotta stands out as a dedicated and effective volunteer and manager. His impressive body of work and years of service have been crucial to the success of Hanscom FCU.

The council selected Elaine Tuten, Geo Vista CU, for her devotion and passion for the credit union community, the members, and her employees since the late 1960’s. The success and growth of the credit union is largely due to Mrs. Tuten's leadership and guidance during her forty-four years of employment. GeoVista Credit Union (formerly, Fort Stewart Georgia FCU) became a member of DCUC in 1975, shortly after Mrs. Tuten was hired as Manager. The military holds a special place in her heart as she has always been and continues to be dedicated to serving those who serve their country.

Reba Watson, Fort Knox FCU, was selected for her 33 years of contributions of serving the entire defense credit union community. Her exceptional contributions over the years have made a significant and noteworthy difference and her leadership has been vital to the credit union’s continued growth and ability to serve more than 100,000 members. She is committed to improving the financial lives of credit union members while ensuring the safety and soundness of the organization. Watson continues to be a voice for good within the broader credit union movement and, specifically, within the defense credit union community. She embodies the people helping people philosophy and is always seeking new ways to assist members, local organizations and our broader military community.

The Defense Credit Union Council’s Hall of Honor was established in 2000 as a means of acknowledging a select few individuals whose exceptional contributions over the years have made a significant and most noteworthy difference in the defense credit union community and the Defense Credit Union Council. This coveted award highlights the outstanding accomplishments of leaders, volunteers, management and staff alike, whose untiring efforts and endless support of the credit union movement and DCUC epitomize the Council’s values and philosophy of "Serving Those Who Serve Our Country.” 

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