ACU's Financial Advisor Receives Honor

Local Financial Advisor Receives Woman of Distinction Honor

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Gale K. Zumpano, CFP®, CRPC®, a Financial Advisor at Alabama Credit Union, registered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. has received the 2010 Women of Distinction award in recognition of her superior performance, value and overall contribution to the financial services industry.

Women of Distinction is an award presented by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. recognizing the top female financial advisors throughout the nation within their broker/dealer operation. Candidates are nominated by industry peers, and selections are based on the nominee’s annual performance and outlined contribution to their clientele, the credit unions they service, as well as the financial services industry as a whole.

Through her role as a Woman of Distinction, Zumpano will participate in a national mentoring program sponsored by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. where she will have the opportunity to work with, and foster, female advisors who are new to the industry.

 Zumpano, a well-known financial planner to educators, professionals and their families, and a former UA Adjunct Professor of Finance, has been in financial services for 30 years. After many years in private practice, she joined CUNA Brokerages Services, Inc., located at Alabama Credit Union, in 2006. She has an MBA from the University of Alabama and a BS from Pennsylvania State University, and has been married to UA Professor Len Zumpano for 35 years. She is an active member of Temple Emanu-El of Tuscaloosa.

 CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. utilizes face-to-face financial advisors to help credit unions meet member retirement, investment and insurance needs. Working onsite at credit unions, financial advisors provide members with comprehensive financial services from simple transactions to complex financial planning and wealth management services.

CUNA Brokerage Services provides Broker Dealer services to credit unions throughout the nation, offering a full range of investment products, variable insurance products, securities programs and professional services related to securities transactions.

 CUNA Mutual Group insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. With more than 75 years of true market commitment, CUNA Mutual's vision is unwavering: To be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence through customer-focused products and market-driven insight. More information on the company is available on the company’s Web site at www.cunamutual.com.