Addition Financial Chief Development Officer Linh Dang will receive i4 Business Leader of the Year Award
LAKE MARY, FL (November 18, 2019) — This December, i4 Business will recognize Linh Dang, Addition Financial’s Chief Development Officer, with the Business Leader of the Year Award in the Economic Development category. Linh was nominated for the award because of her community involvement and her contributions to the credit union.
Linh joined the Addition Financial team in 2003, leading a variety of departments during that time. She currently oversees the Community Engagement & Partnerships, Leadership & Talent Development, Marketing and Project Management departments. As Chief Development Officer, Linh has overseen several corporate culture initiatives to bolster employee engagement, including improved product knowledge training, job shadowing opportunities, and the creation of WeConnect, a weekly internal training podcast designed to foster professional development within the organization. She also oversaw the rebrand of Addition Financial from CFE Federal Credit Union in 2018 and 2019, and has successfully led the credit union through multiple mergers.
Under Linh’s leadership, Addition Financial introduced its high school branch program in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Through this program, high school students are trained to run a self-sufficient credit union branch on their campus. Eleven years later, the program has expanded to serve nine local high schools, and has led to full-time credit union employment for many students upon graduation.
Earlier this year, Linh was recognized by CUES (Credit Union Executive Society) with the Exceptional Leader Award, as well as by Valencia College with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She was also recognized by the Orlando Business Journal in 2018 at the Women Who Mean Business Awards as a Business Executive of the Year. Linh serves as a board member for the UCF Alumni Board, Valencia Foundation Board, Junior Achievement of Central Florida and Heart to Heart of Central Florida, and works in a variety of other advisory board roles within Central Florida.
About Addition Financial
Addition Financial (formerly CFE Federal Credit Union) believes in the power of transforming lives by bringing financial success and education to everyone. With a robust suite of financial services designed to meet members’ needs, the credit union serves more than 155,000 members at 24 full-service branches, nine high school branches, and more than 40 ATMs. Headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla., Addition Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $2 billion in total assets. With a legacy of more than 80 years of serving educators and supporting education, Addition Financial is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights and owns the naming rights to the Addition Financial Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. Addition Financial is also the Preferred Credit Union for Seminole State College and the Preferred Credit Union for Valencia College. For more information, visit AdditionFi.com.