Crane Credit Union’s AVP Risk Management Officer Danielle Combs received the Emerging Leadership Award at the Indiana Credit Union League’s annual convention on October 12. This award recognizes the next generation of credit union leaders in the state for their accomplishments and for the potential to be an Indiana credit union leader.

Danielle has been with Crane Credit Union since 2013, starting in the e-commerce department. She moved to card services where she was instrumental in converting the Credit Union’s debit and credit card programs to a new service provider. After that, she was promoted to risk management, a program she has built from the ground up.

Most notable is Danielle’s dedication to emerging leaders at Crane. She collaborated with fellow employees, Marissa Lynch and Jill Spaulding, on the creation of LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development), a professional development group for Credit Union employees. Employees apply to participate for one-year terms, and the program consists of monthly meetings, speakers, and outings. The LEAD group recently has completed beautification and landscaping projects in the Loogootee area.

Danielle and her husband Jason reside in Bloomington with their three sons.