Introducing the 2013 Executive Leadership Program Recipients
I am proud to introduce you to the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program recipients for 2013. All three candidates exemplify the values and principles of Credit Union philosophy in every aspect of their life, both personal and professional, and are passionate about the future of the Credit Union movement.
Adrianne Rexius, CHRO Director, Landings Credit Union
Adrianne has been employed in the Credit Union industry for the past 18 years, filling positions as Program Development Manager, HR Administrator, Marketing Director and Marketing Specialist. Adrianne currently serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Landings (formerly Tempe Schools) Credit Union, overseeing organizational development in HR, training and development, and marketing.
Adrianne is a leader who personifies Credit Union values and philosophy. She is always the first to volunteer for new opportunities to serve her community, both inside and outside her role at Landings Credit Union. She has served on the Board of Connecting with Kids since 2005, which raises funds and awareness to meet the unfunded needs of students in the Tempe Elementary School District. Adrianne also served a three-year term on the Board of Directors for Arizona Saves, a non-profit organization that provides financial knowledge and skills for low-to-moderate income individuals and families.
In 2004, she was the WYCUP Scholarship Recipient from the Arizona Credit Union League and attended the 7th Annual CU Leadership Institute and WOCCU Annual General Meeting. In addition, Adrianne worked with several other WYCUP recipients and the Arizona Credit Union League to create and promote the Arizona Youth Involvement Network (AYIN), and served on the AYIN board through 2008.
Adrianne has served as the Temple Schools Credit Union VOS representative since 2005. She received her DE certification in September of 2012 and is a current participant in the Leadership Development Program. Margaret Hunnicutt, President and CEO of Landings Credit Union, describes Adrianne as someone with an infectious personality, full of enthusiasm and commitment to the Credit Union movement, who lives out the core philosophy of “people helping people” in her work every day.
Jeremy Gibson, Chief Operating Officer, Trona Valley Community Federal Credit Union
Jeremy has worked in the Credit Union industry for the past 13 years, beginning in high school. Before assuming his current role as Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy worked as a teller and an IT supervisor. Over the course of his Credit Union career, Jeremy has embraced several opportunities to work with management and help shape the direction of Trona Valley Community Federal Credit Union. In 2011, he built the Credit Union’s outbound lending program, was recognized as an emerging leader and sent to the MWCUA Leadership Institute. Soon after, he accepted an invitation to serve as the branch manager at a new office in Rock Springs and was involved in every step of the planning and construction of the building.
After completing his training at the MWCUA Leadership Institute, Jeremy made the decision to pursue advancement towards senior Credit Union management. He returned to college to complete a business administration degree, maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. Jeremy plans to continue his education in the University of Wyoming’s Executive MBA Program in the fall of this year. He has also just completed his first year in Western CUNA Management School, receiving high honors on the exam.
Jeremy lives out Credit Union values both inside and outside of work. He is an active volunteer within his community, working in a soup kitchen and in community clean up programs. He even spent six weeks in Equatorial Guinea building new facilities for a missionary team. Marsha Tynsky, CEO of Trona Valley Community Federal Credit Union, has named Jeremy as her choice to continue her work after her retirement. Jeremy is enthusiastic about his growing roll at Trona Valley and looks forward to advancing his development as a Credit Union leader.
Margarita Camacho, Director of Operations and Lending, Colorado Credit Union
Margarita (Maggie) has worked in the Credit Union Industry for 12 years, progressing from a part-time Title Clerk to her current position as Director of Operations. Maggie’s ambition, enthusiasm and desire for self-improvement have allowed her to achieve continuing success as a leader within the Credit Union movement.
Maggie has a passion for promoting the Leadership Institute and working with the Association to create programs that support young leaders. As a result, she has served as the Chairperson of the Leadership Development Committee of the Denver Chapter and is currently serving as Chairperson of the Denver Chapter Board. Outside of work, Maggie is a very active community volunteer. She has participated in Race for the Cure, and volunteers at Food Bank of the Rockies, Habitat for Humanity and is the Volunteer Coordinator for Paws & Co Adoptions.
Maggie is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School and recently earned her BA in Communication from CU Denver. She has also attended a CUNA Lending Conference as a “Crasher” through the Cooperative Trust. Michael Williams, President of Colorado Credit Union, describes Maggie as a talented and ambitious employee who is passionate about Credit Unions and the Credit Union movement.