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Amy Vigil, Credit Union Association of New Mexico's (CUANM) longest-serving employee, has announced her retirement. After 19 years with the trade organization, CUANM's vice president of association services will retire November 2022.
"I feel blessed to have worked within a movement where long-standing employees are celebrated. A movement that inspires individuals to serve with passion instead of just showing up to work," Vigil said. "CUANM gave me the tools and experience to feel accomplished at the end of my well-rounded career. Over the years, I have met many wonderful people and developed friendships that I feel confident will keep me connected in my next chapter."
"It has been a true pleasure to work with Amy for the past fifteen years," said CUANM President/CEO Juan E. Fernández Ceballos. "She has an extremely accomplished career, having humbly led programs that made a positive impact on both New Mexico as well as for credit unions from across the country. Amy will be dearly missed, and her commitment to the cooperative movement will be remembered long past her final day in the office."
Amy's professional career began as a teller with a local bank. She was eventually hired at an Albuquerque-based credit union to work in the training department. She joined CUANM in 2003
In addition to overseeing the Association's numerous revenue streams and education initiatives. Amy served as Executive Director for the National Credit Union Call Center Conference, the country's largest gathering dedicated to credit union contact centers.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Amy for 10-plus years," said First Financial Credit Union CEO Ron Moorehead. "She is a great business partner, and her attention to the small details makes a good event great. Amy has been a joy to work with, and her passion for excellence is unsurpassed and only exceeded by her great attitude."
While with CUANM, Amy also served as the executive director for the New Mexico CU Education Foundation, leading two large fundraising campaigns for the University of New Mexico’s Children’s Hospital.
The first was the $1 million fundraising initiative for their pediatric emergency unit, the second committing to funding a full-time teacher for UNM's Connected Academy for ten years.