September 10, 2014 – For immediate release

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Declares Sept. 10 “Mary Martha Fortney Day”

At the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors’ (NASCUS) State System Summit today, Greg Gonzales, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, announced that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam declared Sept. 10 to be “Mary Martha Fortney Day” in the state of Tennessee.

Haslam encouraged all citizens to join him in this worthy observance.

Fortney has been with NASCUS for 22 years, serving as the organization’s president and CEO for the past 11. This Summit will be Fortney’s last with NASCUS, as Lucy Ito, executive vice president and chief operations officer of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, has been announced as Fortney’s successor.

“Thank you for all that you’ve done,” Gonzales said. “Today is your day.”

Fortney thanked Gonzales for presenting her with the declaration.

“I’m speechless,” Fortney said. “I have a lot of favorite cities but I think Nashville is going to be my most favorite. That’s quite an honor. It’s not about me; it’s about you all. You have made it possible for me to be here and to be recognized like this.”

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