Isola earns service award

George Isola, General Manager of TruNorth Federal Credit Union, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for the Michigan Credit Union League’s UP Chapter. The Chapter met this past weekend in Escanaba, where he was awarded this honor. Each year, the Distinguished Service Award recognizes service to the credit union movement that reaches beyond the recipient’s individual credit union. Isola has been the General Manager of TruNorth Federal Credit Union (formerly Ishpeming Community Federal CU) since 1992. During that time, that credit union has grown from $25 million to over $140 million in total assets, and now serves more than 16,000 members. While serving as manager of TruNorth Federal Credit Union, Isola has been on many committees, both for the UP Chapter of credit unions and the Michigan Credit Union League. He served 4 years as Alternate Director and 10 years as Director for MCUL from 1998-2012, and as a CU Corp Director from 2008-2012. Isola is the first person from the Upper Peninsula to serve as MCUL Board Chairman. He has been a Trustee for the MCUE program since 1998. Isola also received the MCUL Distinguished Person of the Year award in 2012. He served on the Executive Committee and is currently Marketing Chairperson for the Upper Peninsula Chapter of Credit Unions. He organizes joint advertising for UP credit unions on the “High School Bowl” program on PBS each year.