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Byline: Myriam DiGiovanni
To celebrate CU Times' 25th anniversary, we asked readers which leaders have influenced the credit union industry most since 1990.
Based on our readers' picks, we compiled a list of 64. Now it's time to vote. There's no login required, just select "Vote Now." You can vote on all 32 match-ups daily to ensure your picks make it to the next round before the clock runs out.
Here is today's set of four match-ups:
Larry Blanchard, chairman, UBIT steering committee (1996- present) and CMG senior consultant, served as a key strategist behind Operation Grassroots to maintain regulatory independence for credit unions.
Greg Smith is president/CEO of PSECU. The credit union was one of the first in the country to offer online banking and Smith has served as a technology leader in the industry.
Mark Sievewright, president, credit union solutions at Fiserv Inc., has led the firm in developing core processing systems for credit unions that has allowed them to keep up with technological demands.
Luis Pastor, president/CEO of Latino Community Credit Union, has created one of the fastest growing start-up cooperatives in the country.
Frank Pollack was president/CEO of Pentagon FCU, the nation's third largest credit union.
Henry Wirz, president/CEO of SAFE CU, grew the credit union from $142 million to $2.1 billion and has served on boards of several industry organizations, including CO-OP, CUDL and the CCUL/NCUL task force.
Harriet May, former president/CEO of GECU (1978-2011) and former CUNA chair, earned a reputation as a tireless crusader for financial education and counseling for housing, credit and foreclosure prevention.
John Fiore, retired president/CEO of Motorola Employees Credit Union, served on the boards of Alloya Corporate FCU, the Illinois Credit Union League, National Credit Union Foundation, CUNA, CSCU and FSCC.