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Join CenterPoint magazine as we celebrate the Rising Stars at The 2017 Great New England Credit Union Show! This program recognizes the up and coming stars of the credit union industry.

We received many nominations, which were vetted by an independent panel of judges. We’re pleased to announce that after substantial review, our 2017 “Credit Union Rising Stars” have been chosen! Awards will be distributed at a breakfast event on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Boxborough, MA.

2017 Rising Stars Award Recipients
Elizabeth Centofanti, Retirement Financial Services Supervisor, RTN Federal Credit Union
Katharine Hubbard, Marketing & Business Development Specialist, Tremont Credit Union
Lola Johnson, Manager- Member Relations Center, Hanscom FCU
Brian Kelley, AVP/Marketing, Bellwether Community Credit Union
Eric Lampedecchio, Training Manager, Metro Credit Union
Sarissa Markowitz, AVP of Operations, UMassFive College FCU
Katie Martin, Call Center Supervisor, Pioneer Valley Federal Credit Union
Susan Pereira, Assistant Retail Manager, Naveo Credit Union
Edmond Perry, V.P. Real Estate Sales Development Officer, GFA Federal Credit Union
Melissa Pomeroy, VP Business Information Services, St. Mary’s Bank
Jennifer Rivera-Cintron, AVP, Branch Manager, Align Credit Union
Lydia Vazquez, Fair Lending Compliance Officer – AVP Residential, Leominster Credit Union

Keynote Speaker State Senator Jamie Eldridge

Jamie EldridgeState Senator Jamie Eldridge has served as State Senator for the Middlesex and Worcester district since January 2009. Previously, Senator Eldridge served as State Representative for the 37th Middlesex district, after being elected the only Clean Elections candidate to public office in Massachusetts history in November 2002. Since then, Senator Eldridge has focused his energies in the House and in the Senate on enhancing public education, stimulating the economy, promoting campaign and ethics reform, protecting the environment, improving public safety, expanding access to health care, and improving public transportation. Senator Eldridge is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Boston College Law School, where he served as President of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) for two years. Prior to his election as State Representative, Jamie worked as a public interest attorney with Merrimack Valley Legal Services in Lowell, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to the poor and the elderly. As a public interest lawyer, he also worked to help low-income residents with issues of housing, Social Security, disability, and unemployment.

Over the last few months, the Cooperative Credit Union League and CenterPoint magazine have asked member credit unions to nominate individuals they believe are “rising stars” in the profession. Nominees had to meet all of the following requirements:

1. Work in a New England Credit Union
2. Be age 50 or under at any time in 2016
3. Be an outstanding employee, manager, or business leader
4. Be making a notable impact on their institution or within the industry


Supporting Sponsors:

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rising Stars Awards Breakfast Timeline:
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:30 a.m. Rising Stars Breakfast Begins
8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:50 a.m. Keynote Speaker State Senator Jamie Eldridge
9:10 a.m. Awards Presentation Begins
9:30 a.m. Conclusion
9:45 a.m. Photography Session with Recipients and CEOs

Upon arrival, please check in at the registration desk to receive your name badge.

Individual Tickets: $35 each
Table of 10: $315

Register to Attend

Please Note: This event has a policy of no refunds for cancellations.

Credit Union attendees who register to attend the Rising Stars Awards Breakfast will automatically be registered to attend the Great New England Credit Union Show at no additional charge. All others must register separately.

Vendors, Exhibitors and Sponsors – Access to the Rising Stars breakfast is allowed only if you are also a Great New England Credit Union Show sponsor, exhibitor or registered as a vendor attendee.

Table guest names can be emailed to greatcushow@thewarrengroup.com. Please make sure to provide full contact details.


Sponsorship opportunities available. For questions or additional information regarding the breakfast, please email greatcushow@thewarrengroup.com