Brandi Stankovic, human resources executive for Boulder Dam Credit Union and senior partner of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates in Boulder City, was among those honored at this year’s California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ REACH Conference.
Stankovic received the Leagues’ Tomorrow’s Star Award, which recognizes the achievements by young credit union professionals age 35 and under. She was honored during the annual meeting and convention for the Ontario, CA-based trade association for the two states, held Nov. 4-6 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, CA.
Stankovic was recognized in part for her biggest passion: financial literacy, which has led her to create a successful program for teens at Boulder Dam.
“She led the creation of our financial education program for teenagers, where she helps prepare students for the transition to college and life in general. As a result of this program, 82 percent of graduates are still credit union members in good standing, and more than 35 percent have a loan product with the credit union bringing profitability to the investment,” read in part her nomination by Boulder Dam Credit Union and Mitchell Stankovic and Associates.
“I am honored to be a part of the distinguished group of award winners. Although I am being recognized today, my award really is a commitment to continue to work hard in the credit union movement tomorrow. The future is bright! Thank you to the CA/NV credit union Leagues, Boulder Dam Credit Union and Mitchell Stankovic and Associates,” Stankovic said.
Stankovic has made an impact in the credit union industry for more than 15 years. Her counsel and guidance for credit unions has facilitated leadership transitions and supported CEO visions for the future.
For the last three years, she has served on the Young Leaders for Kids Board of Directors for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Credit Unions for Kids. This Board is designed to engage young people in the philanthropic part of their credit unions. She has helped successfully launch many programs including “Shop for Miracles” and “Miracle Jeans Day.”
Stankovic has also volunteered extensively with the World Council of Credit Union's Global Women's Leadership Network, which aims to advance credit union women personally and professionally through development and community outreach. Currently, she serves as the Sister Society USA Ambassador, helping the global network develop local and grassroots chapters. During her tenure, the network has grown to more than 26 sister societies and 950 members globally.