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Financial Counselor Certification

71% of our team became certified as Financial Counselors in 2023

As a cooperative organization we abide by the cooperative principles with a focus on our mission of building a better financial tomorrow through service, education, and advocacy. This commitment is exemplified by the recent achievement that over 70% of our team has earned certifications as financial counselors. This accomplishment underscores our unwavering commitment to empowering our member owners, fostering financial literacy, and facilitating the journey toward financial independence. Through cooperative collaboration and a shared vision, we are proud to create a financial landscape that uplifts and enriches the lives of our valued members.

It is with great pride that we introduce LFCU’s Certified Financial Counselors: Alyssa Swanson, COO, Cassidy Cayemberg, Mortgage/Consumer Loan Officer, Chelsey Zeeryp, Branch Manager, Hailey Hoholik, Head Teller, Jennifer Benedetto, Information Technology Director, Jennifer C. Watson, CEO, Katana Freed, Branch Manager, Kristine Ecclesine, Branch Operations Manager, Leah Cook, Executive Assistant, Lucy Berry, Lending Operations Specialist, Magan Peterson, CLO, Mallary Dillon, Consumer Loan Officer, Samantha Lee, Student Intern, Susan Hinkson, BSA Officer and Compliance Associate, and Tina Bontekoe, Lending/Deposit Operations Specialist.

Our certified financial counselors stand ready to serve as trusted guides, working passionately to empower our member-owners on their unique paths to financial independence. As we continue on this journey together, we are confident that these efforts will contribute to a brighter and more secure financial future for our members, aligning seamlessly with our cooperative mission.