DeBoer Named NAFCU CEO of the Year

OMAHA, NE – Gail L. DeBoer, President of SAC Federal Credit Union (SAC FCU), headquartered in Bellevue, NE, was chosen as CEO of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU).  DeBoer was honored as a NAFCU’s 2011 Annual Awards Competition winner in conjunction with NAFCU’s 44th Annual Conference in San Francisco, June 28 – July 2.

The Annual Awards Competition named the CEO of the Year in two credit union asset-size categories.  DeBoer was a winner among credit unions with $150 million or more in assets.  Annual Awards Competition winners will be feted during the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon June 30 at NAFCU’s 44rd Annual Conference & Exhibition and profiled in an upcoming issue of The Federal Credit Union magazine.

The national award recognizes the accomplishments of a credit union’s chief executive officer – the individual’s achievements, dedication, and expertise.   DeBoer has excelled in her role as CEO for SAC FCU since taking her position in 2007.  She has devoted energy to re-establishing SAC FCU as a viable contender with the biggest banks in the Omaha metro area, and in 2010 SAC FCU attained that goal and became the largest local credit union in the state, growing assets by more than 20 percent year over year.

This success has allowed SAC FCU to actively impact the Omaha community through various members and community outreach programs. DeBoer’s energy has also gone into strengthening the community and developing others, which SAC FCU conveys through their community culture and business model.  SAC FCU had successfully launched four new branches in 2010, one being in an economically depressed neighborhood in North Omaha on Ames Avenue, which has become a hallmark and symbol for growth in this community.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Gail for three years, so I’ve had the opportunity to watch her remarkable passion and commitment and the business transformation that has resulted at SAC FCU through her leadership.  Their business growth…remarkable by any measure…is only rivaled by the culture of passion for members, associates and the greater community. SAC FCU is a force, and Gail has modeled this through her leadership,” said Roger Fransecky, Ph.D, CEO and Founder of the global management consulting and leadership development firm, The Apogee Group, Inc.

Through her hard work and dedication, DeBoer’s efforts contribute to the overall credit union community and its members, and to the greater Omaha community. To see videos of the impact that SAC FCU has on the communities they serve, please click here. 

About SAC Federal Credit Union

SAC Federal Credit Union was established in 1946 and is celebrating their 65th anniversary as a credit union and has expanded to over 60,000 members and over $500 million in assets.  SAC FCU is a member of NAFCU.

To learn more about how you can become a member of SAC Federal Credit Union please call 402.292.8000, click or stop in one of their 19 branch locations across the metro.

About National Association of Federal Credit Unions

NAFCU is the only national organization that focuses exclusively on federal issues affecting credit unions, representing its members before the federal government and the public.  For more information, visit

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