2017 Innovation Award Judges

Every year the winning solutions are examined and chosen by a committee of judges based on set benchmarks of excellence. The committee is comprised of two prominent members of the credit union media as well as three respected industry executives. Innovation Awards are exclusive to the NAFCU Services Preferred Partners. 

Adele Glenn headshot croppedAdele Glenn, Emerging Channels Innovation Architect, Credit Human, a Federal Credit Union 

Adele Glenn is a veteran software developer and designer for credit unions. With 17 years of industry experience in creative solutions for credit unions, she currently serves on the senior executive leadership team at SACU with a focus on R&D and leading project teams in new and emerging technologies. Specializing in innovation and self-service project work, Adele likes to lead projects and teams with an inventive approach. Adele graduated with an NMLA designation from NAFCU, and holds an advanced certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management.  You can find her on twitter @symigoddess.


Steve Gorrie headshot newSteven W. Gorrie, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, State Farm Federal Credit Union 

Steve has worked for State Farm Insurance for 25 years, including 8 years in State Farm’s Federal Credit Union.  For the past five years, he has served as their Chief Financial Officer, after three years fulfilling the role of COO.  He has earned NAFCU’s Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and Certified Risk Manager (NCRM) designations.



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Mike Lawson, Creator and Host, CUbroadcast 

Mike is the Creator and Host of CUboradcast. CUbroadcast is a credit union talkshow. It is a collection of informative, online video interviews discussing today’s credit union issues and trends with some of the industry’s finest innovators, ambassadors, and game changers. Priviously, Mike also founded the marketing firm DML Communications that focuses on helping credit union industry organizations better market themselves. 


Jim Pack headshotJim Pack, Senior Vice President, Chief Member Service Officer, Coastal Federal Credit Union

Since joining the Coastal team in 2008, Jim has held various vice president roles. He has 18 years of financial services experience spanning the areas of sales, lending, customer service, strategy, marketing, reporting and analytics as well as operations. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University, and is a Credit Union Development Educator.   Jim currently service on the Board of MY CU Services as well as Carolina Credit Union Services.



Randy Smith headshotRandy Smith, Co-founder and Publisher, CUInsight.com 

Randy has spent 20 years in the financial services community.  As the publisher of CUinsight.com Randy looks for new and innovative ways to spread the credit union message and keep the community informed.  In 2012 Randy was named a "CU Times Trailblazer 40 Below." Randy has been cited and written for many publications and speaks at industry events to further the growth of the credit union movement. You can find him on twitter @CUInsight.