Wisconsin DFI’s Kim Santos Honored with Top NASCUS Award
MADISON, Wis. – Today the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced Kim Santos, DFI’s Office of Credit Unions Director, was honored as a recipient of the 2020-2021 Pierre Jay Award from the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) at a virtual ceremony held this afternoon.
The award, named after Pierre Jay the first Commissioner of Banks in Massachusetts and first credit union regulator in the United States, is the highest honor NASCUS bestows, and recognizes those with proven service, commitment, and leadership to NASCUS and the state-chartered system.
This year’s award recipients were chosen by a panel of their peers and include:
- Kim Santos, Office of Credit Unions Director at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions in Madison, Wis.
- Patty Idol, former President & CEO of Mountain Credit Union in Waynesville, N.C.
- Sarah Vega, Former Chief of Staff to Mark McWatters and Sr. Policy Advisor at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in Alexandria, Va.
Santos started her career as a credit union examiner in 1992. Since 2013, she has been appointed to oversee Wisconsin’s 118 state-chartered credit unions by a bipartisan group of Wisconsin governors. She is highly respected in the industry and has served on several NASCUS committees, including the Board of Directors, Legislative and Regulatory Committee, and with the National Institute of State Credit Union Examination (NISCUE).
DFI congratulates all award recipients for their dedication and commitment to the state-chartered credit union system.