Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

State’s Top Credit Union Volunteer Award Posthumously Given to Marisic

5/19/2010 HARRISBURG – The late John Marisic of Mt. Gretna was honored with the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s (PCUA) top award for volunteers.  John’s wife, Sally, accepted the Joseph A. Moore Award for the 2010 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year during the PCUA 76th Annual Convention & Exposition held May 16-18 on his behalf.

Prior to his passing in January 2010, Marisic served as Vice Chairman of the Board at Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) and had been a volunteer at the credit union for more than 30 years. He was a frequent attendee of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference and was an active in the passage of H.R. 1151, the Credit Union Membership Access Act.

Marisic volunteered his time to advocate in support of credit union legislative priorities at the state and national levels and was a member of the PCUA’s Governmental Affairs Committee since 2003.

Within his credit union, PSECU, Marisic was committed to reaching out to the underserved, particularly youth. As a result of his leadership, the PSECU created the first University eCenter in 2001, which is currently available at 12 colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania.

Professionally, Marisic had been the Director of Computing at Elizabethtown College and was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. In his community, he also served on the Board of the Mt. Gretna Historical Society.

The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented in memory of Joseph A. Moore, who served as an Association Board of Director from 1936-1972.  He sat as Board Chairman for three terms and was the state’s first national delegate to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors.

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