Earlier this month, Jim Seifert was presented the Credit Union Builder Award from Hiway Federal CU through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation for his contributions to the credit union movement.
The award recognizes individuals nominated by credit unions and other organizations in honor of or in memory of a professional who has been instrumental in the institution’s success.
Over the 40 years Seifert worked at Hiway, the credit union’s assets grew from $17 million to $919 million.
“Jim was a remarkable leader at Hiway during a time of tremendous growth for our institution, and he was committed to supporting high-quality services that members expect and deserve,” Hiway President Dave Boden said. “Under Jim’s leadership, Hiway emerged as a full-service financial institution and added many new convenient services, such as debit cards and internet banking.”
In 1972, Seifert began at Hiway as controller and vice president of finance before becoming president in 1991, a role in which he served for 11 years. After retiring in December 2002, Seifert joined the credit union’s board of directors, where he served until October.
From 2000 to 2006, Seifert served on the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s board of directors, and he has been a longtime supporter of Credit Union for Kids.
“The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is proud to honor Jim Seifert for his dedication, innovation and his long-lasting commitment to the credit union movement,” MnCUF Chairman Pat Brekken said. “His passion for service excellence was evident and lives on at Hiway.”