Ascend Federal Credit Union CEO Caren Gabriel named to WomenInc.’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors list

Gabriel only President/CEO of a credit union to be honored

TULLAHOMA, TN (January 1, 2020) — Ascend Federal Credit Union announced today that President and CEO Caren Gabriel has been named among WomenInc.’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors. Gabriel is the only president/CEO of a credit union to make the list and was recognized for her seat on CUNA Mutual Group, a leading insurance, financial services and technology company based in Madison, Wisconsin.

“It is truly an honor to be included in this group of talented and forward-thinking leaders,” said Gabriel. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board of CUNA Mutual Group. It has afforded me a new perspective on how to meet the challenges of leadership, and, as a result, I’m hopeful that both Ascend and the CUNA Mutual Group have benefited from my service.”

WomenInc.’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors list is the most comprehensive listing of women executives, influencers and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards. The winter edition is out now and features a directory of more than 700 directors serving on the boards of S&P 1000/Mid-Cap publicly held companies. The full list can be viewed here:

Caren Gabriel.

About Ascend Federal Credit Union

With more than 243,000 members and more than $4.4 billion in assets, Ascend Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. Based in Tullahoma, Tenn., the member-owned financial institution offers banking, loan, retirement, and investment services from its 28 branches, more than 55,000 free ATMs worldwide, digital banking portal, and mobile app. The credit union’s mission is to serve by offering financial literacy education and giving back to its community in a variety of ways. Ascend is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit


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