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Unity One CU Lending Exec Receives Two Top Industry Honors
Thursday, June 2, 2016 7:00 AM

Beth Peters and Dick Ensweiler
Cornerstone Credit Union League CEO Dick Ensweiler poses with Beth Peters, Distinguished Service Award winner from the Fort Worth Chapter.

Unity One Credit Union Vice President of Lending Beth Peters received two prominent industry honors during the month of May. Both awards honor Peters’ dedication to the credit union industry’s mission as well as professional accomplishments achieved during her 23-year tenure at Unity One.

On May 19, Peters was presented with the Lending Professional of the Year award by the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Lending Council at the annual Southwest Lending Conference. Five days later, on May 24, Peters was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions.

Among her professional accomplishments, Peters updated the credit union’s lending policies, procedures and rates to make them more competitive and to increase loan approvals, which helped the credit union grow its loans-to-shares ratio from 58 percent in 2013 to 81 percent as of year-end 2015. 

Peters has also been a crucial player in many service projects such as the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Union’s annual Shake, Rattle, and Bowl event benefitting Cook Children’s Hospital and annual Christmas parties for students at Sam Rosen and Webb Elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District.  

About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, Minn., and Kansas City, Kan., may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve more than 30,000 members nationwide. For more information please visit unityone.org.

About the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Lending Council
The Lending Council was launched by the Texas Credit Union League (now Cornerstone Credit Union League) in 2001. Currently, the Council has 261 members. Council membership is open to paid staff or volunteers from league-affiliated credit unions.

About the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions
The Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions is a professional organization of credit unions serving Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise counties.