Costa Rican Intern Celebrates First Day at Innovations FCU

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (April 12, 2013) – Innovations FCU is excited to host an emerging credit union leader, Cristina Zuniga, from Coopeorotina R.L. located outside San Jose, Costa Rica.  Ms. Zuniga is participating in the World Council of Credit Unions’ International Credit Union Leadership Program which is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program.  Both programs are designed to facilitate idea exchanges, promote foreign language skill development, enhance cultural diversity, and improve problem solving skills as they relate to credit union development and management.

Ms. Zuniga will spend four weeks interning with Innovations.  During her internship, Ms. Zuniga is interested in learning new methods of leadership training, discovering new products and services, and exploring advances in information technology.  “We are thrilled with the opportunity to host Cristina and we are looking forward to sharing the Innovations experience”says David Southall, President/CEO, Innovations FCU.

Innovations Federal Credit Union has served its members since 1952 by helping them to build a sound financial future.  Presently, Innovations consists of 18,000 members and manages assets in excess of $155 million.  Innovations Federal Credit Union serves the financial needs of everyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Bay County.  For more information about Innovations Federal Credit Union, please contact 850.233.4400 or visit the website at

The World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions.  Presently, WOCCU serves 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries and consists of 196 million members.

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