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CREDIT UNION HEROES

Kate Alexander

Kate Alexander

By Anna Sims | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

Kimberly Anderson

By Bram Berkowitz | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

Roland Draper

By Linda Goodspeed | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

Sharon Dufour

Sharon Dufour

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

John Himmel

By Anna Sims | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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 Menas

By Jim Morrison | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

James K. Roy

By Anna Sims | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

Vanessa Silveira

By Linda Goodspeed | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

Tim Smith

By Cassidy Murphy | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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

Lynne M. Wallace

By Christina P. O'Neill | Special To Banker & Tradesman | Sep 17, 2017 | Reprints

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.

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