Merrimack Valley Credit Union promotes four to new regional sales and service manager positions

LAWRENCE, MASS. (September 22, 2023) — To adapt to recent growth and to create a healthy structure for future growth, Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) has announced the promotions of four team members into the newly created positions of Regional Sales and Service Manager.

Julie Brady will manage the Merrimack Valley region working from the Lawrence office. Her career in financial services began at Fleet Bank in 1996 and her experience in leadership roles dates to 2003. Julie has worked as a financial service representative (FSR), senior FSR, assistant manager, branch manager and vice president branch manager. She began working at MVCU in the summer of 2022 as the sales performance manager.

Niki Charalambous will oversee the North Shore region working from the Danvers office. Her career in financial services began nearly 30 years ago as a teller and she has since held the positions of head teller, FSR, loan processor, assistant manager, manager, underwriter and regional manager. She also has experience working in business development and began working for RTN Federal Credit Union – now MVCU – in the spring of 2017.

Kevin Zipps will manage the Metro West / Boston region working from the Waltham office. He began his financial services career 23 years ago as a teller. He has held the roles of member service representative, head teller, assistant branch manager, branch manager and assistant vice president of consumer lending. He has worked for RTN Federal Credit Union—now MVCU—since May 2022.

Jim Kruskall will oversee the region south of Boston working from the Bridgewater office. He began working for Bridgewater Credit Union, a division of MVCU, 15 years ago as a teller. He has also worked in the positions of FSR, assistant branch manager and operations manager, and has been the branch manager in both Plymouth and Bridgewater for the past ten years.

“This change will facilitate the growth of MVCU’s team culture, will help maintain accountability and importantly, will provide much needed support to branch managers as they help an increasing number of members each day,” says Christine Ronca, MVCU’s Senior Vice President of Operations. Ronca says that though these managers have their own offices, their main office will be “in the field” as they will be accessible to branch managers and staff with regularly scheduled visits to each branch in addition to visits on an as-needed basis.

MVCU’s merger with RTN Federal Credit Union this past June created a credit union with more than 2.3 billion in assets, 26 branches and more than 115,000 members.

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Left to right: Kevin Zipps; Julie Brady; Niki Charalambous; Jim Kruskall.

About Merrimack Valley Credit Union

Founded in 1955, Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU) is a state-chartered community and employer-based credit union with more than $2.3 billion in assets. The corporate office is located in Lawrence, Massachusetts. MVCU currently serves more than 115,000 members, primarily in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. MVCU also serves more than 1,100 employer groups, including two major Massachusetts employers, Raytheon Technologies and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and operates 19 retail branches located in Amesbury, Bridgewater, Brookline, Danvers, Dorchester, Fairhaven, Haverhill, Hanover, Lawrence, Marlborough, Methuen, North Andover, Plymouth, Quincy, Tewksbury, Waltham and Worcester, Mass., plus Plaistow and Seabrook, N.H. MVCU offers a wide range of savings and loan products, commercial services and digital banking to meet the financial needs of a growing member base.


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