‘Doubling down’ for members, staff

‘Heroes Among Us’ honor recognizes CEO for supporting employees.

As coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions create challenges for U.S. workers, Hope Luberda is thankful she works at St. Cloud (Minn.) Financial Credit Union. And she wants everyone to know it.

Luberda, a mortgage processor at the $202 million asset credit union, nominated President/CEO Jed Meyer for recognition in “Heroes Among Us,” a program sponsored by a local radio station to recognize those who make a difference in others’ lives during the COVID-19 crisis.

The radio station recognized Meyer as one of its heroes, featuring him on its website as a “credit union CEO looking out for employees.”

Luberda couldn’t agree more. She told the radio station how Meyer treated credit union employees to 12 days of take-out lunches from local restaurants out of his own pocket. Meyer also worked with the credit union board to give employees a bonus to ease financial anxieties brought on by the pandemic.


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