Summit Credit Union earns national honors as a top workplace

Financial cooperative named among best employers in Top Workplaces USA’s inaugural list

MADISON, WI (February 3, 2021)

Summit Credit Union, a Madison-based financial cooperative, has been named one of the nation’s best workplaces in 2021. The list, released for the first time by Top Workplaces USA, celebrates companies across the country with exceptional employee engagement and company culture.

“We are an innovative team with a shared vision to empower our members to improve their financial lives,” said Summit Credit Union CEO & President Kim Sponem. “Creating a meaningful, challenging and fun workplace with our employees every day is a privilege and being named a top workplace in the country is a true honor.”

Nominated organizations were judged using a company-wide survey measuring employee engagement. Survey categories include communication and cooperation, leadership and innovation, development opportunities, leadership and more.

Survey responses were collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in the measurement of employee engagement and analysis of company culture. The nominated organizations with the highest aggregate levels of engagement were categorized by size and named to the Top Workplaces list. With 672 employees across 45 locations and its Cottage Grove headquarters, Summit received the honor for the 500-999 employee category.

Summit is committed to creating a working environment that offers professional development opportunities while promoting diversity, inclusion and racial equity. Summit is also a three-time winner of the Association for Talent Development’s BEST award, a global award recognizing companies that demonstrate a culture of learning and development. Employees of Summit enjoy benefits like paid volunteer hours, paid time off on birthdays, student loan payback and a new headquarters featuring amenities designed to enhance health and wellness.

About Summit Credit Union (WI)

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. Summit holds $6.8 billion in assets and has more than 252,000 members and 967 employees across 57 locations throughout Wisconsin. Since 2002, Kim Sponem has been CEO & President of Summit Credit Union, formerly known as CUNA Credit Union/Great Wisconsin Credit Union. Recognized for its excellence in employee engagement, in 2021, 2022 and 2023 Summit was named both a Top Workplace in the USA by Top Workplaces USA and a Top Workplace in the Madison area by the Wisconsin State Journal. In 2023 it has added a Top Workplace award in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. For more information, visit or call 608-243-5000 or 800-236-5560. For additional media information, visit or follow Summit on Facebook and Instagram.


Jason Waller
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