DakCU is thrilled to announce that we have chosen 13 young professionals as Summit Crashers for our 2021 event in Fargo! These emerging credit union talents will be attending all general sessions and will also be engaging in specific Crasher activities designed to inspire and invigorate their enthusiasm for the industry. Congratulations to:
Brianna Weeks, Electronic Payments Officer, Aspire Credit Union (Minot, ND). Brianna has five years of experience in the credit union industry, starting as a teller in 2015. In her current role, she deals with all things related to credit and debit cards, as well as ACH, share drafts, and collections. She enjoys developing relationships with members and making a difference in their lives and she is looking forward to building her professional network. She describes herself as “Reliable, Engaged, and Dedicated.”
Alyssa Beal, Member Service Supervisor, Capital Credit Union (Fargo, ND branch). Alyssa is a relative newcomer to Capital Credit Union and to North Dakota, as she just moved here a few months ago from California. She has worked in the credit union industry for ten years; in her current role as a Member Service Supervisor, she leads a team of six, overseeing day to day operations. She is looking forward to establishing a professional network and gaining some leadership training ideas. She describes herself as “Positive, Caring, and Authentic.”
Brooke Skjeret, Member Services, Community CU (New Rockford, ND). Brooke has been working in the credit union industry for nearly four years after making a move from the local bank! She is enjoying the “People Helping People” philosophy that she gets to put into action each day. She is hoping to gain some new ideas to take back to her credit and is especially looking forward to the presentations by Jim Kasch. She describes herself as “Energetic, Hard-Working, and Fun.”
Nichole Thomas, Collections Clerk, North Star Community CU (Minot, ND branch). Nichole has been in the credit union industry for about one year and says working in collections can be more rewarding than one may think, as she often is able to help members get back on track. She is especially looking forward to learning more from Frank Drake about credit union laws and gathering ideas to bring back to her credit union. She describes herself as “Fun, Energetic, and Outgoing.”
Heather Alcanter, Personal Financial Associate, Highmark FCU (Belle Fourche, SD branch). Heather is new to the industry, having started her credit union career about six months ago. She enjoys helping members succeed as that directly ties into the success of her credit union. She is looking forward to learning more about the industry and gaining some additional ideas to further help their members and community. She describes herself as “Personable, Outgoing, and Reliable.”
Tiffany Barth, Human Resources Specialist, Capital Credit Union (Bismarck, ND). Tiffany began working at Capital CU when she was still in high school and already has seven years of experience. In her current role, she assists with recruitment and hiring, and especially enjoys going to career fairs to talk about what a credit union career can offer. She shares the “credit union difference” with each new employee as she coaches them about the Capital brand and culture. She is excited that this year’s Summit sessions are focused on several areas that involve her work including HR, leadership, and career development. She describes herself as “Happy, Empathetic, and a Problem Solver.”
Monah Stenger, Contact Center Representative, Town & Country Credit Union (West Fargo, ND location). Monah was working at a big bank when an opportunity to work at Town & Country came up about nine months ago, and she has been amazed at the difference. In addition to fielding member calls at the contact center, she has helped to train other new employees. She is hoping to learn more about training, HR, coaching, and mentorship at the Summit. She describes herself as “Passionate, Respectful, and Optimistic.”
Madesyn Porterfield, Marketing & Communication Coordinator, Aspire Credit Union (Minot, ND). After just six months with the credit union, Madesyn says she is truly enjoying both the employees and the company. She currently manages Aspire’s social media, website, and community outreach. She is hoping to grow her network and to establish some new relationships while learning more about the industry. She describes herself as “Organized, Rational, and Analytical.”
Brittany Rislund, Business Services Representative, United Savings Credit Union. Brittany landed her first job in the industry as a teller three years ago after attending a job fair in college. She began working for United Savings about nine months ago, where she oversees the business department. She enjoys working as a team to ensure that their members’ needs are met. Besides learning as much as she can from each speaker, Brittany is looking forward to networking, something she has dearly missed! She describes herself as “Diligent, Curious, and Ambitious.”
Emily Stadler, Lead Member Service Representative, Town & Country Credit Union (Fargo, ND location.) Emily began working at a local credit union in Minnesota when she was just 15 years old! She has been with Town & Country for almost three years now and works as a leader for the East Region Corporate Headquarters teller line. She enjoys building relationships with members and the working for a credit union that has so much passion to give back. She describes herself as “Eager to Learn” and since she already holds a degree in Criminal Justice, she is looking forward to learning more about Credit Union Law from Frank Drake.
Chelsea Gleich, Senior Communications Specialist, Town & Country CU (Minot, ND). Chelsea first became involved with credit unions while she was working for an advertising agency and it wasn’t long before she made the transition to the CU industry! She has worked at Town and Country for more than three years, where she is responsible for internal and external communications, as well as social media, and helps coordinate community involvement programs. She describes herself as “Creative, Innovative, and Strategic,” and is especially looking forward to gaining some inspiration from keynote speaker Melissa Spring as she speaks to the human side of successful businesses.
Tanner Lunzman, Marketing Specialist, First Community Credit Union (Bismarck, ND location.) Tanner was an intern at First Community before going to work for them full-time about seven months ago. In his role, he is responsible for a variety of tasks including social media, press releases, video support, and is co-producing the credit union’s new Podcast series. He is looking forward to learning more about leadership development and strategic planning, and describes himself as “Honest, Fun, and Motivated.”
Layton Johnson, VP of Lending, Hometown Credit Union (Kulm, ND). Layton has been a credit union member since he was a child, and already has more than ten years of work experience in the industry. As a lending officer, he enjoys helping members fulfill their drams, and helps them to make good financial decisions. He describes himself as “Humorous, Detailed, and Easy-going,” and is especially looking forward to the Summit sessions dealing with credit union law, the economy, and business excellence.
The Summit will take place on May 3 – 4 at the Delta Marriot Hotel and Convention center in Fargo. Be sure to visit our Summit Event Page for more details and the complete agenda.
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