Engagement, top-notch service feeds loan growth

From childhood to college, Stephanie Zuleger wanted to be a medical doctor. Ironically, she always had an aversion to blood and needles, but the thought of being able to help other people motivated her.

While Zuleger’s career veered in a direction drastically different from medicine, she’s still helping people by developing solutions for members and employees as chief lending officer at the $920 million Y-12 Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

The most recent Women to Watch honoree said she feels most empowered when she’s trusted to make decisions or lead a new endeavor. Her boss has invested in her and she’s passed those same lessons to her own team.

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