Kathleen Fey Executive Leadership Program

The CrossState Credit Union Foundation’s Kathleen Fey Executive Leadership Program

The Foundation’s Kathleen Fey Executive Leadership Program is now available through the CrossState Credit Union Foundation to members of the Emerging Leaders.

Program Vision: To encourage and advance the capabilities of credit union leaders by providing access to outstanding professional development opportunities and through building relationships with other Fellows and leadership coaches. 

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Program Details

Named after the late CrossState Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Kathleen Fey, the Credit Union Executive Leadership Program was created for the future leaders of the credit union industry and provides $20,000 of funding for each participant for a six-year curriculum of credit union leadership development.

Each year, two active Emerging Leader members will be selected as Credit Union Fellows to participate in the program. This program is a significant commitment on the part of both the CrossState Credit Union Foundation and the participant. Careful consideration of this commitment should be given prior to applying for this program.

Leadership Mentors
Fellows will be matched with a different leadership mentor every one to two years of the program. Each mentor will be a resource to the Fellow during their journey through this training. By having multiple mentors, participants can garner the greatest breadth of experience and networking.

The program is divided into three areas:

  1. CrossState Leadership School: held in August in State College, PA (1 week program for 2 years)
  2. The National Credit Union Foundation’s Development Education (NCUF DE): held in Madison, Wisconsin (1 week program)
  3. CUNA Management School: held in July in Madison, Wisconsin. (1 week program for 3 years)

Inaugural Kathleen Fey Leadership Program Golf Tournament

We are proud to announce that the Inaugural Kathleen Fey Leadership Program Golf Tournament will be held on Friday September 22, 2023 at Armitage Golf Course in Mechanicsburg, PA.

The proceeds from the event will help fund the six-year investment in the future leaders of the credit union movement in Pennsylvania and New Jersey through the CrossState Foundation. 

Join us on the 22nd for a fun day of golf and festivities. Consider lending your support through a sponsorship, donation on the website, or all of the above.  It will be a day to celebrate Kathleen, the love she had for her credit union family, and support the tremendous program she created.

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Armitage Golf Club
800 Orrs Bridge Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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Nomination Process

Fellows will be selected based on the information provided in their written application. Approval and recommendation of the application must be received from the applicant’s credit union chief executive prior to submission. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s CEO and a letter from the applicant detailing why they would like to participate in the program are required. Please refer to the Nomination Form. 

Please note: If a Fellow moves his/her employment to another credit union during the six-year training period, approval must be documented from their new employer. If the Fellow terminates employment with a credit union or active participation with Emerging Leaders during the six-year period of enrollment, their participation in this program will also terminate. 

Submission Details

The submission deadline is February 15 of each year. 

Please contact Sue Ward-Diorio at 717 839-2244 or sward-diorio@crossstate.org with any questions.