Even before she walked through the door for an interview, Page Dunn believed she’d be a good fit with Local Government Federal Credit Union.
She wasn’t quite sure what a credit union was, but she knew Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) in Raleigh, N.C., was a local organization.
“It wasn’t too big but not too small, was involved in the community, and offered great benefits to its employees—truly making a difference in North Carolinians’ lives,” she recalls. “It seemed like an awesome place to work from the get-go, and I hadn’t even met anyone.”
Her instincts were right. Shortly after graduating from High Point University, she joined the staff. In just three short years in the credit union’s human resources department, she has initiated projects and programs that have a positive impact.
“I’m inspired by being able to see how I can play a part in making my co-workers’ days just a little better,” says Dunn, a human resources specialist at the $2.1 billion asset credit union. “We spend a majority of the day at the office, so why not enjoy it?”
The recruitment and onboarding aspects of her job also inspire her because she knows she’s recruiting talented individuals who will improve members’ lives.
Dunn was instrumental in creating and implementing a summer intern program. Last year, 11 interns worked within various departments, and the program received rave reviews from both the interns and management. The program has 25 students this year.
Dunn also created “The Employee Spotlight,” a peer-to-peer recognition program highlighting employees’ accomplishments. She also manages an employee wellness program—featuring activities like deskercise (exercise at your desk) and an annual health expo—and coordinates the credit union’s sponsorship of a family in need during the holidays.
Never satisfied, Dunn believes in asking her team a lot of questions to come up with innovations or improvements.
“Many of the new ideas I’ve come up with simply stem from talking through what our ideals are with my team,” she says. “I like to start with the end goal in mind and then begin listing key components that would truly make the new idea shine. Working at LGFCU, I feel my new ideas and innovative thinking truly are valued.”