Allegacy Federal Credit Union’s Burrow and Baker graduate from leadership training
Allegacy Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina, announced that Suzie Burrow and Tori Baker have graduated from Leadership Winston-Salem and Leadership Greensboro, respectively.
Both organizations are designed to ignite community leaders with a mission of educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community. Participants are selected after an extensive application process and actively engage with the program specific to their city by attending one program day each month for nine months along with a team retreat, and working on community projects in teams to address an actual dilemma or immediate need faced by a local non-profit agency.
“Growing up and living in the community for almost my entire life, I thought I was ‘plugged in’ but this experience has opened my eyes to so many new and unexpected things,” said Suzie Burrow, marketing manager, Allegacy. “Our community is full of life and I realized I had spent almost my entire life in Winston-Salem but only had a general understanding of the city’s history and opportunities on how to engage and get involved.”
Baker, Allegacy member development specialist, had a similar experience while completing Leadership Greensboro and added that even a small group of people can make a difference in the community. “In our leadership group, we worked with The Volunteer Center to help craft its message to for-profit companies, and volunteered at the organizations’ 5K fundraiser, The Human Race,” said Baker. “I think the most challenging thing was getting outside my comfort zone, whether facing my fears to climb up a telephone pole to try to stand on top, or coordinating the kids’ area for the Human Race.”
For more information or to apply to either Leadership program, click on the links for Leadership Winston-Salem and Leadership Greensboro.