Hiway appoints Sophia Xiong-Yang as Associate Board Member

ST. PAUL, MN (December 18, 2018) — The Board of Directors at Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway) appointed Sophia Xiong-Yang as their first Associate Board Member.

“Hiway’s new Associate Director Program allows our Board to prepare volunteers for future leadership opportunities,” said Patrick McGuiness, Board Chair. “We are very excited to have Sophia as our first Associate Director and have her experience and perspective in the board room to contribute to Hiway’s continued success.”

Sophia has been a Hiway member for more than 24 years. She works for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) as the Diversity and Inclusion Training Operations Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Diversity. She currently serves on the Asian Employee Resource Group Committee and the Health and Wellness Committee at MnDOT. In past years Sophia has also served as Treasurer and Chair of Empowering Hmong Women Incorporated, Treasurer of the Women’s Ministry for the Hmong Unity Christian Church, board member for Asian Media Access and the Dragon Festival Event Committee at MnDOT.

Sophia Xiong-Yang

About Hiway Credit Union

Hiway Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves an expanded member base, with more than 90,000 members in Minnesota and nationwide, registers $1.8 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled service and value on the road of life through lower loan rates, higher savings rates, and fewer and lower fees. Hiway operates four high school branches at Como, Harding, Highland, and Johnson High Schools in St. Paul. For more information about Hiway, visit


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