|Pictured (from left): Krista Byrd, Piedmont Advantage CU; Bob Donley, Members CU; and Misty Fisher, Lion's Share FCU. |
Bob Donley, Executive VP-Administration and Lending at Members Credit Union, received the 2011 Northwest Chapter of the NC Credit Union League's Career Person of the Year Award for his commitment and leadership within the credit union industry. The award was announced at the Northwest Chapter’s Annual International Credit Union Day Celebration held on October 20th at the Hawthorne Inn in Winston-Salem, NC.
I am honored to receive this award," said Donley. "I’m also fortunate to be a part of the credit union movement, a movement dedicated to preserving the core principles of the American financial consumer."
Donley, a 16-year veteran of the credit union movement, has served on the Board of Directors of Members Credit Union since March 1996. Currently he is serving as Director at Large on the North Carolina Credit Union League/Credit Union Service Corporation Board and completing a four-year term on the North Carolina Credit Union Commission. In addition to lending his professional expertise to further the credit union cause, Donley volunteers to support the community involvement efforts of Members Credit Union and the North Carolina Credit Union League. These efforts include raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and volunteering for the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, NC.
"Sometimes the easiest thing you can do is write a check for a good cause, but giving time and yourself to the cause is the most meaningful thing to give" remarked Donley, when asked about his volunteer efforts. "I’ve been blessed in a lot of ways, and I feel like it’s my responsibility to volunteer."
Donley has lived in Davie County since 1996 and is a member of Blaise Baptist Church where he serves as Treasurer. He volunteers for the Davie County Youth Football Association, the Davie County High School Booster Club and the William R. Davie Booster Club. His wife, Crystal, is the RTI Coordinator for William R. Davie, Pinebrook Elementary, and North Davie Middle School. His daughter, Meghan, is in the eighth grade at North Davie Middle School. Bob also has a son, Matthew who graduated in May 2005, with a degree in Youth Ministries and he is currently employed as an Associate Pastor in Covington, LA.