Connecticut League graduates 28 credit union professionals through two-year executive education program

MERIDEN, CT (May 24, 2017) — The Credit Union League of Connecticut recently graduated 28 credit union professionals through its two-year Connecticut Credit Union Executive Education Program. The inaugural cohort of students graduated at the conclusion of their final session on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Supervisors and CEOs of the graduates attended to congratulate their employees on the achievement.

“More and more credit unions are finding it challenging to fill high-level positions, key to the credit union’s success,” said Jill Nowacki President/CEO, Credit Union League of Connecticut. “We worked with our member-credit unions and topic experts to create a comprehensive program of executive-level education. I’m excited to see where our graduates go as they take the next steps in their credit union careers.”

Graduates of the 2015-2017 Cohort are:

  • Annette Janovic, Senior Business Consultant, Northeast, Alloya Corporate FCU
  • Lindsay Estok, Deposit Services Manager, American Eagle Financial CU
  • Teresa Fotta, Manager of Risk Management, American Eagle Financial CU
  • Linda Stanley, Workplace Area Manager, American Eagle Financial CU
  • Maria Shea, Branch Manager, CT Community CU
  • Allison Liggett, HR Manager, CT State Employees CU
  • Lisa Keal, Accounting Manager, Connex CU
  • Louise Nestor, Director of Marketing, Connex CU
  • Ryan O’Connor, Talent Management Specialist, Connex CU
  • Jason Rochefort, AVP Customer Advocacy, Connex CU
  • Sally Fagerquist, Member Service Support Manager, CorePlus FCU
  • Nicholas Major, Member Services, Enfield Community FCU
  • Audra Wilder, VP of Marketing, GE CU
  • Marie Corrente, Assistant Manager, Greenwich Municipal EFCU
  • Rosalyn Stevens, Branch Manager, Hartford Healthcare FCU
  • Lisa Maheu, Branch Operations Coordinator, Cencap FCU
  • Harrinson Agudelo Rios, Accountant Members CU
  • Vanessa Molla, Loan Officer & Youth & Hispanic Development Officer, Members CU
  • Michelle Randall, Assistant Manager, Metropolitan District ECU
  • Rebecca DeMontigny, Branch Manager, Northeast Family FCU
  • Kelly Gendreau, VP-Lending, Northeast Family FCU
  • Dana Clark, VP-Lending, Nutmeg State Financial CU
  • Amanda Barrett, Call Center Manager, Seasons FCU
  • Kristen Jensen, Member Solutions Manager, Seasons FCU
  • Michele Patton, Accounting Manager, Seasons FCU
  • Damon Ribera, Loan Servicing Manager, Seasons FCU
  • Heidi Sztanko, VP of Operations, SoundView Financial CU
  • Charla Stetson, Member Services Manager, Windsor Locks FCU

The executive education program is designed for rising executives seeking well-rounded credit union knowledge. The program broadens the expertise of functional leaders to prepare them for senior management and CEO positions, while also creating opportunities to enhance leadership skills and build a professional network that will help at every stage in a career. Sessions run one full day per month, September through May, and provide a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. The 2016-2018 cohort has concluded their first year and a new 2017-2019 cohort will begin in September.

About Credit Union League of Connecticut

The Credit Union League of Connecticut serves, advocates for, and advances the interests of Connecticut credit unions in order to support their growth and maximize the positive impact credit unions have on their members, communities, employees, and on all their relationships. For the past 85 years, The Credit Union League of Connecticut has helped its members position for sustainable success and growth through a variety of offerings including government relations, regulatory compliance, executive education, vendor partnerships, and marketing services.


Dan Tapper
Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc.
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