May 8, 2018

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

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

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  

Join CenterPoint magazine as we celebrate the Rising Stars at The 2018 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 2018 “Credit Union Rising Stars” have been chosen! Awards will be distributed at a breakfast event on Tuesday, May 8, at the DCU Center in Worcester.

2018 Rising Star Recipients

Jacqueline Baker, Data Specialist, Harvard University Employees Credit Union

Karen Brousseau, Director of Operations, Southbridge Credit Union

Lenai Camacho, Assistant Vice President of Compliance, Hanscom Federal Credit Union

Susan Franklin, AVP/Marketing Director, GFA Federal Credit Union

Margaret Iao, Sr. Accountant, Naveo Credit Union

Wilbienly Joseph, Lending Specialist, Everett Credit Union

Dennis Klemenz, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Connex Credit Union

Nicole Legere, AVP – Complaince and Audit, Leominster Credit Union

Leroy Mahoney, IT and Security Manager, MIT Federal Credit Union

Jose Martinez, Senior Project Manager, Metro Credit Union

Allison Reding, Consumer Lending Underwriter, UMassFive College Federal Credit Union

Sarah Rooney, Operations Officer, Franklin First Federal Credit Union

Tony Sanches, Assistant Vice President of Operations, Arrha Credit Union

Kerri Sarette, Retail Sales Manager, Bellwether Community Credit Union

Keynote Speaker

Howard Brodsky
Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
CCA Global Partners
Board of Directors, Cooperatives for a Better World
Keynote Address: Credit Union Rising Stars

Howard Brodsky is one of the leading entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in America.  He is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest cooperatives in the United States with sales over $10 billion. We are pleased to welcome him as our keynote speaker for our Credit Union Rising Stars program.

A pioneer of the cooperative business model, Brodsky continues to dedicate his career to helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses by providing the scale and resources they need to compete. The newest divisions added to the CCA Global Partners family are CCA for Social Good which services over 10,000 child care centers and 2,000 nonprofits, and BizUnite providing back room business services for over one million independent businesses.

Brodsky’s most significant accomplishment was his induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, established to recognize individuals and companies who make unparalleled contributions in advancement of the principles of cooperation in the United States. He has been inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame along with such notable people as Michael Dell and Starbucks’ Howard Schultz, as well as serve as a judge of the North American Entrepreneur of the Year Program and the Winning Women Program.

Most recently, Brodsky was named New Hampshire Business Leader of the Year. He is a published author and his theory on business can be seen on the highly rated TEDxtalks. In his “spare” time, Brodsky serves his community as a justice of the peace, performing wedding ceremonies.  To date, he has a perfect record in this arena; the more than two-dozen marriages he has performed all remain intact.

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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

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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