• Colorado Credit Union News Release: 5/13/2021

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    May 13, 2021

    For Immediate Release 
    Colorado Credit Union Employee Honored with National Industry Award 
    Josh Harden named 2021 Rising Star for the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council 

    LITTLETON, Colo., May 13, 2021 – Josh Harden, Colorado Credit Union Director of Training and Human Resources, was recently honored by the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council as the 2021 Rising Star. The annual award recognizes and honors an emerging HR or organizational development professional in the credit union industry.  

    “I’m extremely honored to receive this award,” Harden said. “Colorado Credit Union has been my career – and what a great one it has been thus far. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a great organization and industry.” 

    Harden joined the Colorado Credit Union staff ten years ago as an intern while he was still in high school. He moved to a teller position while attending the University of Colorado. After completing his Bachelors’ degrees in Human Resource Management and Operations Management, he moved into the HR and training department. He graduated in 2018 with an MBA from Regis University. In his current role, Harden redesigned and leads the internal training program and helped develop the company’s community financial literacy initiative which includes teaching financial education to area high school students.   

    “I was so excited to hear that Josh was named the 2021 Rising Star. Josh has earned credentials and experience far beyond his years,” said Audrey Willis, Vice President of Human Resources and Training at Colorado Credit Union. “He is a stellar employee, credit union advocate, and role model for all of our staff. I feel lucky to work with Josh and am so proud of his achievement.” 

    The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference in April. 
    About Colorado Credit Union: Colorado Credit Union serves the Denver metro area with three branches 
    (Littleton, Brighton and downtown Denver.) Founded in 1973 as Johns Manville Credit Union, the member-owned financial cooperative, provides a full portfolio of banking services. For more information, visit https://www.ccu.org/.
    Sarah Haertl, Marketing Director
    shaertl@ccu.org, (720) 981-2354
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