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Ascentra named 2023 Best-in-Class Employer by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

BETTENDORF, IA (May 7, 2024) — Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher), one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firms, named Ascentra Credit Union a Best-in-Class Employer for 2023 based on the results from their 2023 U.S. Benefits & Strategy Benchmarking Survey.

Ascentra earns this award for standing out among other employers in nine different categories related to benefits and compensation, wellbeing, turnover rate, workforce engagement, human resources technology, healthcare costs, financial wellbeing, communications and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Of more than 4,000 companies surveyed nationwide, 471 were selected and Ascentra was 1 of 36 credit unions named.

“Listening, caring, doing what’s right is the mission statement of our credit union. It is ingrained in everything we do,” said Linda Andry, President and CEO, Ascentra Credit Union. “Investing in the financial, physical and emotional well-being of our employees provides an environment for our staff where they can learn, grow and further the people helping people mission of the credit union.”

U.S. organizations are ranked based on answers to how we support our employees physical, emotional, career and financial wellbeing. Ascentra stood out as an organization committed to their staff and strategic approach to benefits, human resources and compensation, which inclusively engages and motivates employees.

“Today’s workforce is changing,” said Matthew DeBisschop, VP of Human Resources, Ascentra Credit Union. “That’s why it’s important for businesses to proactively think about retaining employees and what it takes to keep them engaged in supporting the company. Our leverage is through the positive work environment we create and by how we provide for them so they can provide for their families in return.”

The Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis profiles statistically significant attributes of top-performing midsize employers with 100 – 999 full-time equivalents. Data from Gallagher’s 2023 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey was interpreted to identify participants that excel in optimizing employee and organizational wellbeing.

Ascentra’s Human Resources Team celebrates being named a 2023 Best-in-Class employer by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Ascentra earns this award for standing out among other employers in nine different categories. Of more than 4,000 companies surveyed nationwide, 471 were selected and Ascentra was 1 of 36 credit unions named. Pictured left to right is Matthew DeBisschop, VP of Human Resources; Theresa Arth, Human Resources Assistant/Recruiter; Nicholas Hanna, Human Resources Systems Administrator and Vy Le, Human Resources Intern.


About Ascentra Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Ascentra Credit Union is Iowa's premier credit union with more than $540 million in assets and nine branches serving the communities of Bettendorf, Clinton, Davenport, and Muscatine, Iowa and Moline, Illinois. Learn more about Ascentra Credit Union at ascentra.org.  Follow Ascentra on Facebook (@ascentra), Twitter (@ascentra), Instagram (@ascentracu), TikTok (@ascentra) and on the Ascentra Credit Union YouTube channel.

About Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.:

Gallagher is one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firms. Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, Gallagher has grown to be one of the leading insurance brokerages, risk management and HR & benefits consulting companies in the world. With significant reach internationally, the organization employs over 52,000 people and their global network provides services in more than 130 countries. Since 1927, they’ve been working with their clients to find effective solutions to their challenges. Their values are core to their culture. Passionate services, strategic innovation and ethical behavior form the basis of how they do business – the Gallagher Way. For more information about Gallagher, visit ajg.com.

Contacts

Ascentra Credit Union
Jennifer Naeve, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: 563-459-6952, Mobile: 563-249-3854
Email: jennifer.naeve@ascentra.org

Barry Shaw, Marketing Manager
Phone: 563-459-6909
Email: barry.shaw@ascentra.org

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