Photo submitted: From left to right: Alina Shuman, Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist, Matt Abele, Security & Fraud Analyst II, Carlton Hill, AVP of Digital Payment Strategy & Experience, Tiffany Abele, AVP of Talent Solutions, David Ocasio Ross, AVP of Mortgage Sales, Nicole Messore, AVP of Consumer Lending, Mike Smith, VP of Financial Center Services, Karen LaPlante, Chief Talent Officer.

AmeriCU Credit Union has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for the eighth year. This recognition underscores the credit union’s commitment to fostering a positive work environment and cultivating a culture of excellence.

Created in 2007, the annual awards honors employers dedicated and committed to their employees through their policies, practices, and employee experiences. AmeriCU was recognized at a ceremony held on April 18 in Albany, where it was announced that the credit union ranked amongst the top twenty in the Large Companies category.

AmeriCU invests in their workforce with a comprehensive approach to employee development and wellbeing. This past year the credit union established a leadership program and launched the first ever Aspiring Manager Program to develop future leaders–reflecting the credit union’s dedication to cultivating leadership skills among its team. Encouraging an environment where teammates can thrive personally and professionally. Prioritizing its team’s wellbeing, AmeriCU teammates are encouraged to volunteer in the community for a cause they are enthusiastic about with their Personal Day of Meaning. They also have access to an enhanced Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

“We are excited to be recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York,” said Karen LaPlante, Chief Talent Officer for AmeriCU. “We are committed to continually enhancing our workplace environment and fostering our Mission Vision People (MVP) One Team culture of collaboration and ongoing talent development.”

AmeriCU is rooted in strong core values fostering a culture of integrity, respect, and collaboration. Consistently recognized as a top employer, AmeriCU continues to fulfill its mission of providing members the right financial services to live life, dream big, and achieve financial success. Receiving this award is a reflection of the three pillars that are important to AmeriCU: taking care of their members, the communities they serve, and their teammates.

AmeriCU currently employes more than 400 individuals of diverse backgrounds and skillsets across New York and beyond. Collaborating as MVP ONE Team, AmeriCU teammates are dedicated to serving the needs of one another and the Credit Union’s members as well as actively volunteering in their local communities.

AmeriCU was previously recognized for its excellence in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2016, and 2014. To learn more about careers at AmeriCU, visit www.americu.org/careers today.