Maine Credit Union League and Synergent rank 28th on the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine list

100 companies, including 15 credit unions, were also recognized with this workplace honor

WESTBROOK, ME (October 19, 2021) — The Maine Credit Union League and Synergent are pleased to announce they recently were named as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine. The Best Places to Work list, compiled by the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes, and honors employers that positively contribute to Maine’s economy, its workforce, and businesses.

The 2021 list recognizes 100 employers in three size categories—including 15 credit unions. The League and Synergent were honored in the medium-size employer category (50-249 U.S. employees), coming in at the 28th spot on the list. This is the ninth time the League and Synergent have been named to the Best Places to Work in Maine list.

“The League and Synergent are on this list because we have an exceptional group of dedicated employees that care about our organization, their colleagues, and the credit unions we serve,” said Todd Mason, President/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent. “This is truly their award and I hope they are as proud of this distinction as I am.”

All companies honored with a 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine accolade had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements: have at least 15 employees working in Maine; be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity; be a publicly or privately held business; have a facility in the state of Maine; and be in business a minimum of one year. They also had to enter a two-part evaluation process. The first component, worth 25% of the total evaluation, consisted of assessing each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This section was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.

“Sharing this honor with 15 Maine credit unions is one of the best parts about being recognized on the 2021 list,” added Cris Wescott, Senior Vice President of Accounting & Finance, Human Resources & Facilities at the League and Synergent. “Credit unions are known for building a great workplace culture and providing their employees meaningful opportunities to enhance their communities. That’s what working for the People Helping People  movement is all about.”

Credit unions recognized on the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine list in the small employer category (15-49 U.S. employees) and their rankings include:

  • #5 – Saco Valley CU
  • #8 – TruChoice FCU
  • #13 – Oxford FCU
  • #18 – Trademark FCU
  • #29 – Franklin-Somerset FCU

Credit unions recognized on the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine list in the medium-size employer category (50-249 U.S. employees) and their rankings include:

  • #10 – Evergreen CU
  • #18 – Infinity CU
  • #20 – cPort CU
  • #24 – Downeast CU
  • #26 – PeoplesChoice CU
  • #35 – Maine State CU
  • #37 – Midcoast FCU
  • #40 – The County FCU
  • #43 – University CU
  • #45 – Atlantic FCU

Partners endorsing the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine program include Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and Maine HR Convention.

About Maine Credit Union League

The Maine Credit Union League is a nonprofit, professional trade association that exists to serve Maine’s credit unions. Founded in 1938, the League’s mission is to help credit unions succeed and improve the financial lives of their members. As the trade association for Maine’s credit unions, the League provides advocacy, education, and other resources designed to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership. For more information, visit

About Synergent

Founded by credit unions in 1971, Synergent is a managed services provider that offers state-of-the-art and innovative core processing, in-demand payments, technology, and marketing services. As a service-driven and cost-effective host of Symitar’s Episys® core processing, Synergent provides credit unions with the products and services they need to succeed. No matter what the product, our clients can count on Synergent to choose it, install it, integrate it, and help credit unions get the most out of it so they can focus on providing the best service experience possible to their members. For more information on Synergent, please visit, or call 800-341-0180.


Jen Burke
AVP – Communications & Outreach
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