When Lisa Ginter became CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union($2.9B, Lenexa, KS) in early 2015, she was quite literally handed the gavel of authority from her retiring predecessor.
“We had a big ceremony where our longtime CEO passed the gavel onto me,” Ginter says. Once she accepted it, she made her first act of leadership: presenting a state of the credit union address to the hundreds of CommunityAmerica employees in attendance.
“I told them that this was a change, and there would be more,” Ginter says. “But that what wasn’t going to change was our credit union’s beating heart. We are a people-driven organization that serves to make an impact in our members’ lives.”
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