CU Mag: How long have you worked in the CU movement?
Risberg: I was hired by the credit union about 27 years ago to supervise a new branch through Royal’s first merger.
It was in my hometown and had 100 members and $100,000 in assets.
CU Mag: What advice do you offer staff?
Risberg: Have fun. Enjoy what you do.
One of my managers shared consistent messages she’s heard from me over the years:
CU Mag: What's your biggest professional challenge?
Risberg: As organizations get bigger, it’s tough to stay focused on your core values.
I always sort and assess our choices by how we help members and employees.
CU Mag: What keeps you excited about your job?
Risberg: My advocacy for the members, the employees, and my awesome team of leaders.
I like to get the right people on my bus, and help them grow. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping others develop beyond their own expectations.
CU Mag: What would you change about the past if you could?
Risberg: I wouldn’t change anything. I don’t look back; changing the past isn’t an option.
I look for what I can learn from it for the future.
CU Mag: What's your favorite way to pass time during a free weekend?
Risberg: Being outside! My favorite outdoor activities are hunting, canoeing, campfires, golf, spectator football, skiing, and small-group gatherings.