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NCB Honors Bill Hampel, SVP & Chief Economist of CUNA with the 2011 Spirit of Cooperation Award

Washington, DC (May 12, 2011) —NCB, a leading financial services company serving cooperatives has named Bill Hampel, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), as this year’s recipient of the Stan Dreyer Spirit of Cooperation Award. The honor was presented at the Bank’s annual meeting held on May 5th at The Decatur House in Washington, D.C.   

“Bill has been instrumental in forging a great partnership between the Bank and credit unions across the country,” said Charles Snyder, President and CEO of NCB. “His contributions to the Bank and the cooperative community for decades are countless, and we are extremely pleased to honor him and his accomplishments.”  

Mr. Hampel’s dedication to working with credit unions and cooperatives made him a natural recipient for the award. As an NCB Board of Director for over seven years, he has taken this knowledge and successfully applied it to other cooperative sectors. He has helped NCB work with credit unions across the country with deposits, cash management, lending and loan sales.  

In addition to serving as Senior Vice President of research and policy analysis and Chief Economist for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Mr. Hampel is also a senior member of CUNA’s credit union advocacy team in Washington D.C. He writes economic analysis columns that appear in several credit union publications, and is an expert on the economy and credit union issues. He is regularly interviewed by the media for stories appearing on major national television, radio and print outlets. 

The Bank carefully selects the yearly recipient of The Stan Dreyer Spirit of Cooperation Award, named for Mr. Dreyer to ensure it’s given to an individual or organization who lives the spirit of the cooperative principles.  Mr. Dryer, who is now retired from NCB, was one of the people instrumental in passage of the Congressional Bank Act in 1978 which created NCB. The award is bestowed annually on an NCB employee or member-customer whose devotion and contribution to the cooperative community emulate those embodied by Mr. Dreyer. Among his long list of accomplishments, Mr. Dreyer served as Executive Director of NCBA and, in that role was the premier advocate to Congress in helping to pass the National Consumer Cooperative Bank Act, which created NCB. Throughout his career, his dedication to fostering the growth and success of cooperatives, nationally and internationally, has earned him widespread recognition and an enduring legacy.  


NCB is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit www.ncb.coop.  


NCB Financial Group (NCB) consists of National Consumer Cooperative Bank, a federally chartered cooperative corporation; its wholly-owned subsidiary NCB, FSB, a federally chartered savings bank; and, NCB Capital Impact, a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate.  Loans and other financial services are provided by NCB, FSB and NCB Capital Impact.   Deposit products and services are provided by NCB, FSB, which is a member FDIC.   Each is a separate corporation within the NCB Financial Group.