September 18 – For immediate release

Past NASCUS Executive Council Chairman Honored with NASCUS Pierre Jay Award

Coeur D'Alene, Idaho -
Parker Cann, General Counsel for BECU and former credit union regulator from Washington and longtime NASCUS leader, was honored with the 2013 NASCUS Pierre Jay Award. Cann is the first Pierre Jay winner who has been both a state regulator and a credit union executive.

Cann was honored with the award on Sept. 18 during the NASCUS State System Summit. Recipients of the award best demonstrate outstanding service, leadership and commitment to NASCUS and the dual chartering system. The
Pierre Jay Award, first awarded in 1997, is named after the first Commissioner of Banks in Massachusetts.

"When we created the Pierre Jay Award, it was meant for honorees like Parker who have made countless contributions to NASCUS and to the state credit union system," said NASCUS President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney. "Parker continues to set such a high standard for excellence and is truly passionate about states' rights and the important work to preserve the safety and soundness of the state credit union system. We are grateful that
we can recognize him for his dedication to credit union innovation, regulatory professionalism and his commitment to making the state system better and stronger throughout his career."

Information Contact:
Jenny Champagne, VP Regulatory Development and Government Relations, or (703) 528-5974

The NASCUS mission is to enhance state credit union supervision and advocate a safe and sound state credit union system.