What’s in a name: Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Esmi Rivera helps Notre Dame FCU spread financial wellness and opportunity one member engagement and workshop at a time.

Notre Dame Federal Credit Union ($628.1M, Notre Dame, IN) prizes diversity and inclusion in its service to 58,000 members. So much so, in fact, that it has created a staff position devoted to those principles.

Esmi Rivera’s job as diversity and inclusion officer formalizes what the Catholic university-based credit union has long worked toward: financial wellness and opportunity for everyone in its field of membership and the communities where they live.

Rivera joined Notre Dame FCU in November 2017 as a business development representative and became the credit union’s diversity and inclusion officer this past August.

Here, she describes her new role and how it fits with her credit union’s commitment to its fundamental principles.


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