Jennifer Walz grew up in a house where credit unions were talked about – a lot. That’s not a surprise if you know who her mom is. Mary Connick, the most recent CEO, retired on January 31st.
As the former VP of Operations, Walz, who has spent 15 years working behind the scenes at the credit union with increasing responsibilities, applied and was named the new President/CEO by the board of directors, effective February 1st.
Walz was just a sophomore in high school when she was first hired at Minuteman FCU as a part-time teller back in 2008. By 2012, she had worked her way into a full time position. Soon after that, she was named senior member services representative. From there, she moved to financial services specialist, which included acting as a loan officer and collector. In 2017, she was promoted to VP of Operations.
“The relationship I have with our members is very gratifying – just the feeling of knowing I have helped someone is a very exciting part of my position. I especially enjoy helping members with their finances,” Walz remarked.
She continued, “My mother helped teach me in all aspects of my life – she taught me how to work hard, be dedicated and have compassion for people. I carry this value in my personal life and my job at the credit union.”
Walz has been an effective role model at Minuteman FCU, with a talent for teaching and supervising new member services reps in all aspects of their job, and by providing an example to other employees as a frequent volunteer in the community. In addition, she was a previous Summit Crasher, has a Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) certification through CUNA, and has completed both lending school and a collections academy. Most recently, Walz was named a 2022 “CU Rock Star” by Credit Union Magazine, and is well on her way to completing CUNA Management School.
Jennifer and her husband, Brandon, enjoy spending time with their dogs, hiking in the Black Hills, kayaking, and golfing. Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Walz on her new title: President/CEO of Minuteman FCU. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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