Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s Jennifer Aldo receives NEACH’s Rising Star Award

The award highlights exceptional contributions to the world of payments.

HAVERHILL, MA (July 3, 2023) — Jennifer Aldo, deposit operations ACH specialist at Merrimack Valley Credit Union (MVCU), was recently awarded the New England Automated Clearing House (NEACH) Rising Star Award. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of payments.

Considered MVCU’s ACH expert, Aldo recently worked on a project to streamline ACH processing with the credit union’s core providers, resulting in operational efficiencies and a better experience for the credit union’s members. Aldo also became an Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) this year. Jennifer will celebrate five years working for MVCU this October.

“Jennifer is an exemplary teammate who is always focused on creating the best possible member experience,” said Stephanie Lee, MVCU’s vice president of Operations. “We are so proud of her hard work and her unwavering commitment to our community. She is beyond deserving of this recognition!”

“The NEACH Rising Star Award recognizes an individual working in payments who gives their all to their role,” said AAP, NCP, and President and CEO of NEACH Sean Carter. Jennifer is indeed one of those stars: She contributes to our membership regularly with thought-provoking and engaging questions and works to advance payments at her institution, within the industry, and for her community. MVCU is lucky to have her, and we are pleased to be able to honor her contributions.”

For fifty years, NEACH has provided hundreds of financial institutions in the Northeast with timely and accurate information about the payments system. And nationally, NEACH represents its members by working closely with other financial organizations on issues including best practices, strategy, and rules and product development. NEACH also offers its members educational programs in all aspects of the payments industry as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities.

Jennifer Aldo (left) accepts her Rising Star award at the annual NEACH conference.

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.


The New England Automated Clearing House (NEACH) is a non-profit association that helps members originate and receive ACH transactions, and provides products, services, education, and marketing to increase the acceptance, use and quality of electronic transactions. For more information or to join NEACH, visit


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