Washington, DC (August 28, 2019)—The Metropolitan Area Credit Union Management Association (MACUMA) announces the recipient of its first annual Affiliate Lifetime Achievement Award: Mr. John Slusher, Retired Vice President-Sales, CUNA Mutual Group. The induction ceremony will take place at the association’s Annual Leadership Conference on September 25 in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
John Slusher joined CUNA Mutual Group (CMG) as a group sales representative in 1981, serving all credit unions in Southwest Virginia. In 1991, he was assigned to credit unions that were part of or eligible to be a part of the District of Columbia Credit Union League. In 1995, he was named as an account vice president and in that role served the large credit union market in D.C. and Southern Maryland. In 2010, Slusher started as account vice president under the newly created National Accounts Program, serving credit unions with $1 billion or more in assets. He served in that capacity for Virginia, D.C., and Southern Maryland until his retirement at the end of 2015.
Slusher assumed the primary MACUMA/CMG relationship in 1991 and also became the primary CMG liaison with the Defense Credit Union Council in 2005. He was named to CUNA Mutual President’s Council 11 times, along with other recognitions by leagues and chapters.
“There is no doubt that I had the opportunity to know and work with many wonderful credit union people since 1981 and was a witness to a staggering change in the credit union space during my 34 years,” states Slusher. “I believe I had the best job in the world and the greatest credit union people in the world to work with, and I considered them more as friends than as customers. Organizations such as MACUMA provide a huge boost in keeping the credit union community in Southern Maryland/D.C./Northern Virginia connected to each other, and it has been my privilege to be a part of the organization for the majority of my career. I am more than honored to be selected as the first recipient of the MACUMA Affiliate Lifetime Achievement Award and know that there are many much more deserving friends who are also long-time affiliates of MACUMA who have worked with or still continue to work with the organization.
MACUMA congratulates our 2019 Affiliate Lifetime Achievement Award winner!
MACUMA is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association, founded in 1958 and committed to providing its members with educational programs and networking opportunities throughout the year. The membership is comprised of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia credit union executives, volunteers, and vendor-partners.