Hanscom FCU graduates first leadership class

HANSCOM AFB, MA (January 3, 2019) — Thirteen Hanscom Federal Credit Union employees have graduated from the credit union’s new L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) program, designed to help those without management experience develop the skills and attributes needed for leadership positions within the organization.

“We developed the program because we noticed some of our most promising employees were being passed over for promotions because they lacked management experience on their résumés,” said Mike Rzeszutek, Assistant V.P. of Sales and Training for Hanscom FCU.  “Like many employers, we’re eager to prevent ‘brain drain,’ which happens when talented workers leave because they can’t advance within. L.E.A.D. is designed so that these employees gain not only the critical skills managers need, but the support of upper-level management to grow within the credit union.”

Participants in this initial class were nominated by their managers or senior management. The program included classroom time, a mentoring program, departmental visits, and a leadership book club. Three of the thirteen class members have been promoted to managerial positions, but as Rzeszutek points out, “Everyone in this class is already a leader, whether they’re a manager or not.”

Two more L.E.A.D. classes are scheduled for 2019, along with a follow-up class for graduates.

Graduates of Hanscom FCU’s L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) program with their mentors.

About Hanscom Federal Credit Union

Hanscom Federal Credit Union is a purpose-driven organization based in Littleton, MA, empowering its members to achieve financial wellness. Guided by its five core values of Members First, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation and Empathy, Hanscom FCU serves more than 95,000 members across the country and overseas through 21 branches, more than 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 5,000 service centers, and a web-based branch. The credit union holds $1.9 billion in assets. Follow Hanscom FCU on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter, and check out our MoneyWisdom blog today.


Alexander Caswell
Regan Communications Group




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