DeBoer Named NAFCU CEO of the Year

SAC Federal Credit Union’s Gail DeBoer Receives University of Nebraska Omaha Alumni Association’s Highest Honor

The Citation for Alumni Achievement will be presented at upcoming December commencement

Gail DeBoer - President & CEO

Gail DeBoer
President & CEO

OMAHA, Neb. (December 19, 2013) – On Saturday, December 21, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Alumni Association will award SAC Federal Credit Union’s President and CEO, Gail DeBoer with the Citation for Alumni Achievement. The Citation is awarded annually at UNO’s commencement ceremony and is the association’s highest honor.

The award, which began in 1949, recognizes accomplishments in the following areas; career achievement, community service, involvement in business and professional associations, and fidelity to the university.

In 2007, DeBoer became president and CEO of SAC Federal Credit Union, where she has helped the organization to achieve record growth from $312 million to more than $640 million in total assets and helped the company achieve the distinction of being Nebraska’s largest credit union.

In addition to professional achievements, DeBoer is also committed to giving back to the community. She is involved with Business Ethics Alliance, the Greater Omaha Chamber, Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council, and Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Inc. She also is co-commander and treasurer of the Offutt Advisory Council. DeBoer earned her BSBA from UNO in accounting, and earned her MBA from Bellevue University.

As a result of her contributions, DeBoer was awarded the UNO College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award and was inducted into the Sarpy County Business Hall of Fame in 2012. This year, the UNO Alumni Association will honor DeBoer with the Citation for Alumni Achievement where she joins a distinguished group more than 160 UNO graduates.

“I have had the pleasure of watching and working with Gail for several years and have seen her tremendous commitment not only to the credit union, but also the many contributions she’s made to the Omaha community,” said Cynthia Buettner, Senior Vice President of IT, Marketing and Sales at SAC Federal Credit Union.

UNO Alumni Association President, Lee Denker will present DeBoer with the award at the 9 a.m. commencement ceremony in the Lee and Helene Sapp Fieldhouse. For more information visit: http://unoalumni.org/citation-fall13/

About the Credit Union

SAC Federal Credit Union is locally owned by its members and recognized for its community involvement. It is community-chartered and membership is open to everyone in Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Saunders Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison Counties in Iowa. Motivated by member service rather than profit, the credit union’s focus is on providing safety, soundness and convenience to its membership. SAC FCU offers a full line of personal and business products and services.