Andrea Johnson Earns SPHR® Certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute

Contacts:               Steven Bugg, Chief Marketing and Member Service Officer
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Newburgh, IN — Heritage Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Andrea Johnson, Human Resource Specialist, SPHR, has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

An individual must first demonstrate necessary professional experience in the HR field to be eligible for the SPHR exam.  Ms. Johnson currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Evansville and has worked in the HR field for 14 years.  Earning the SPHR designation means that Ms. Johnson successfully passed a knowledge-based examination and possesses the required industry-related experience.  There are currently only 1,058 SPHR’s in the state of Indiana. 

The SPHR certification recognizes HR professionals who have knowledge across all HR disciplines, design and plan HR policy, and understand the business beyond the HR function and influence the overall organization.

Ruth Gaon, CCE, President and CEO of Heritage Federal Credit Union said, “Andrea’s efforts in earning her SPHR certification are certainly commendable, and it is a privilege for Heritage Federal Credit Union to have someone with her credentials in our HR department.  Her SPHR certification is a personal achievement for her, and it is also an advantage for our credit union employees and members.  The professional development of our personnel all stems from our goal to better serve our 39,360+ member-owners.”

About Heritage Federal Credit Union

Heritage Federal Credit Union offers financial products and services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Vanderburgh or Warrick County, or has an immediate family member who does. 

Heritage Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered Federal credit union with over $389 million in assets and serves more than 39,360 members, and operates seven branches in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Southwestern Indiana.  More information regarding Heritage Federal Credit Union can be located at

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