Alltru employee recognized for 40 years of devoted leadership

ST.LOUIS, MO (May 24, 2023) — Karen Neel, Member Experience Manager at Alltru Credit Union, was recognized by Connections to Success in the 12th annual Tribute to Success Luncheon hosted on May 16th, 2023. This luncheon honors the unique achievements of extraordinary individuals from the greater St. Louis region for their lifetime achievements and stories of passion, hope, collaboration, and leadership.

Karen Neel has served the St. Louis community through her credit union involvement for almost 40 years.  In 1984, Karen began serving the community with Victory Credit Union. When Victory merged with Aerospace Credit Union, Karen became a Branch Manager, and today she is the Member Experience Manager at the Washington Avenue location for what is now Alltru Credit Union.

With her support, Alltru Credit Union, in partnership with the City of St. Louis, has opened over 24,000 College Kids Savings Accounts, helping the students of the St. Louis Public and Charter School District save and earn more than $2,000,000 for higher education. Karen was also pivotal in the development of financial capabilities for the STL Youth Jobs program for young people between the ages of 16-25 to give them an opportunity to learn and practice managing their money with a checking and savings account at Alltru.

“Karen has humbly served the St. Louis community for almost 40 years where she has excelled in building relationships and helping members achieve their financial dreams.  She has worked very closely with our youth programs to help educate and guide the kids and young adults to achieve financial success.  She has been a wealth of knowledge and resource for her team and other managers, and we are extremely lucky to have her on our team,” said Renee Markert, Director of Retail Services at Alltru Credit Union.

Karen’s big heart and commitment to the St Louis community has allowed her to get to know the people that come to the credit union for their financial needs, many of whom she has known for years and considers them as family. As a Member Experience Manager, she enjoys building relationships with her employees and helping them develop and grow to serve the members and community.

Even with all the amazing impact through her role at the credit union, Karen is most passionate about her family. Her husband, children and grandchildren are the loves of her life and her most favorite thing to brag about. Through Karen’s love and commitment to service, she has helped many in the St Louis area achieve their financial dreams.

Karen Neel, Member Experience Manager at Alltru Credit Union, recognized at Connections to Success Tribute to Success Luncheon. Pictured from left to right: Donn Dischert, Tracy Verner, Robyn Whalen, Laura Woods, Karen Neel, Renee Markert, and Dave Franke.

Karen Neel

About Alltru Credit Union

Established in 1968, Alltru Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative whose mission is to improve the economic well-being of its members. With nearly 40,000 members and more than $335 million in assets, Alltru has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services for over 55 years. For more information about Alltru Credit Union, visit

About Connections to Success

Connections to Success is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire individuals to realize their dreams and achieve economic independence by providing hope, resources, and a plan. They provide a comprehensive network of services and support to help people living in poverty become economically self-sufficient.

The 12th annual Tribute to Success Luncheon celebrates the unique achievements of extraordinary individuals who have inspired others through their stories of passion, hope, collaboration, and leadership.


Laura Woods
VP of Marketing and Community Presence
(636) 916-8303

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