Kate Alexander

Kate Alexander began working at Southbridge Credit Union as chief sales and retailer officer – the first credit union position she’d ever held – in May 2016.

Kimberly Anderson

When she first accepted the job as a part-time community relations representative at LUSO Federal Credit Union, Kimberly Anderson admitted she didn’t know much about the world of credit unions.

Roland Draper

The credit union credo “people helping people” has been Roland (Ron) Draper’s own personal philosophy his whole life.

Sharon Dufour

Translating the dry lingo of personal finance into interactive games to hold students’ attention is one way that Sharon Dufour gives back to the community in her chief financial officer role at LUSO Federal Credit Union.

John Himmel

With a thick beard and love of the outdoors, John Himmel, vice president of consumer lending and collections at Bridgewater Credit Union, knows he doesn’t fit the stereotypical mold of a financial industry employee.

Carmelinda Menas

Carmelinda “Melin” Menas believes so strongly in the credit union mission of service, that after moving to Western Massachusetts from Maine, she took a job at a bank and only lasted a couple of weeks before returning to the credit union fold.

James K. Roy

If you wanted to summarize James K. Roy’s time in the credit union industry, it might go something like this: Work hard, and success will come.

Vanessa Silveira

A former intern at Disney World, Vanessa Silveira has brought that Disney magic to her job as training manager at the state’s largest credit union.

Tim Smith

It’s apropos that Tim Smith is a key part of Workers Credit Union; the man does not abide sitting around. He’s a senior vice president, CFO and treasurer, yet he still commits to volunteering what little personal time he has to organizations large and small.

Lynne M. Wallace

Lynn Wallace has a great phone personality. It’s easy to see how easily she dives into teamwork, both within a work environment and on the volunteer front – and to get all hands on deck to be eager to join her.

2015 Credit Union Heroes

Banker & Tradesman annually asks readers to nominate the Credit Union Heroes among us. We set out to find those who demonstrate leadership and commitment within their credit union and in the communities they serve, and our 10 winners accomplished all of that and more. We invite you to read their stories and join us in congratulating this year’s Credit Union Heroes!