Empower Federal Credit Union hires Scott L. Harris as Vice President of Wealth Management

SYRACUSE, NY (December 1, 2021) — Empower Federal Credit Union is pleased to welcome Scott L. Harris, CWS® as Vice President of Wealth Management Services for Empower Federal Credit Union and CFS* program manager. He will oversee the investment, insurance, and tax preparation platforms to meet the growing needs of the Empower members throughout New York State.

Harris has over 34 years’ experience in the financial industry having spent time as a registered representative with MetLife and John Hancock. He served as wealth advisor and planner at Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors. Harris most recently served as a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at Key Private Bank. He is also a Certified Wealth Strategist® through the Canon Financial Institute.

Within the Central New York Community, Harris has served on several boards and committees. He served on the Executive Committee as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY and as a member of the Professional Advisor Committee of the CNY Community Foundation. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Joseph’s House for Women. Serving at the Holy Family Church in Fairmount, Harris is an ordained Deacon for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. He is a lifelong resident of Central New York currently residing in Camillus with his wife, Carol. Together, they have three grown children.

“Scott’s many years of experience and knowledge in the financial industry make him an excellent addition to our management team,” says Lori Verzillo, Senior VP/Chief Retail Officer at Empower FCU. “We are happy to have such a well-rounded individual to help us continue to strengthen our commitment to provide high quality financial services for our membership.”

Scott Harris

About Empower Federal Credit Union

Empower Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution that provides savings, loan, and transaction services to members in Central New York, and in eight counties in New York State. Main offices are in Central New York. As a credit union, Empower is a financial cooperative and is not-for-profit. For information about this release or credit union membership, contact Mary Wilson: 800.462,5000. Locations and other information can be found at



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