Mary Alex Blanton Receives NCB’s 2010 Spirit of Cooperation Award

Washington, D.C.–NCB has named Mary Alex Blanton as the 2010 recipient of NCB Spirit of Cooperation Award. The honor was presented to Mary Alex at the Bank’s annual meeting held at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

“Blanton’s contributions to the bank and the cooperative community for over a decade are countless,” says Charles Snyder, president and CEO of National Cooperative Bank. “She has played an instrumental role in the development and marketing of numerous new products, most recently the National Credit Union Foundation deposit program and Mission Deposits, which provide beneficial banking options for our cooperative customers.”

In her role at the bank and the community, Blanton inspires those around her and is an ideal recipient of the award. She embodies the principles of the NCB Spirit of Cooperation, created in 1999 to honor the spirit and dedication of Stan Dreyer, who was instrumental in the formation of 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 Dreyer. 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.