Young professionals (YPs) are vital to credit unions as the future leaders of the movement. This month, CUNA News highlights young professionals who demonstrate the collaborative, engaged, and mission-focused mindsets that propel credit unions forward in their communities. Our featured YPs share stories of their credit union journey, the best career advice they’ve given and received, and more.
‘Speak up’ to move ahead
Let people know you want to grow, says Taylor Morris.
Want to succeed? Be selfish
There’s nothing wrong with working steadfastly toward your goals, says Dawn Lepore.
‘Ask and listen’
Be the CEO of your personal journey, advises Mark Volz, relationship development manager at Corporate Central Credit Union.
‘Be your best advocate’
Stephen Gale found opportunities for career growth at BMI Federal Credit Union.
‘Walk slowly through the room’
Notice and be a support system to others, advises Casey White.
PODCAST: A ‘transformative time’
Kassandra Martin improved her skill set to increase her value—and feed her passion.
‘Find your why’
Credit union philosophy drives Jason Stidham to improve members’ lives.
Be ‘sticky but flexible’ to attract new leaders
Young professionals seek opportunities to prove themselves, says Kyle Gurzynski.
A life with purpose
Sedric Brinson’s compassion drives his credit union success.
Biologist finds place to grow
Timothy Morris is fueled by human interaction.
Sharing a passion for learning
Hazelmae Overturf turned her love for education into a promising credit union career.
From intern to director
Josh Harden named 2021 Rising Star for the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council.
‘Respect all, fear none’
Tim Dunham named CUNA Lending Council Rising Star.
Empathy and informed effort
Brian Kelbley named CUNA Finance Council’s 2021 Rising Star.
Shaping the future of our movement
There are many places for new leaders to stake their claim in credit unions.
‘Ask the Old Guy’
Sage advice for new leaders confronting industry challenges.