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National Association of Federal Credit Unions Names Robin Brule Professional of The Year

Aug 14, 2014

National Association of Federal Credit Unions Names Robin Brulé Professional of The Year!


New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union's Vice President of Community Relations, Robin Brulé, has been chosen Professional of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). On behalf of New Mexico Educators FCU member-owners and in conjunction with community partners and volunteers, Ms. Brulé is dedicated to finding nontraditional solutions to longstanding challenges in our community. As Professional of the Year for Credit Unions with assets over $250 million, Ms. Brulé will be honored in July at the NAFCU's 47th Annual Conference & Solutions Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.


"This award recognizes Robin Brulé and New Mexico Educators FCU for our financial capability and community support efforts," acknowledges Terry Laudick, CEO.


"Ms. Brulé, her team, and our community partners have developed, implemented, and attained funding for multiple innovative programs that change the lives of New Mexicans for the better and bring millions of dollars to our state."


Robin Brulé first joined the Executive Team at New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union in 2011 as Vice President of Membership Development and quickly expanded her efforts, eventually becoming VP of Community Relations. She and her team work in direct partnership with community leaders and organizations to expand, develop, and fund projects to improve education, communities, and the welfare of all New Mexicans. Among these extraordinary efforts are Innovate ABQ/Innovation Central projects; a Living Cities partnership that will bring valuable funding sources and philanthropic leadership to Albuquerque; and the ongoing Financial Capability Curriculum, used in more than 50 schools and community centers.


"The strength of our state lies in the strength of our communities and our people," says Ms. Brulé. "It is essential to improve our communities through education, infrastructure, community development, financial capabilities, better jobs, and ever greater opportunities. I am honored to be recognized for these efforts and to work with our partners to bring innovative solutions to fruition in our communities."


Ms. Brulé's outstanding efforts in the community are well matched with a long tradition of community support established in the founding of New Mexico Educators FCU. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative the credit union is guided by the seven Cooperative Principles to provide more than traditional financial products and services, including efforts supporting education, community sustainability and economic opportunity. These principles drive New Mexico Educators FCU to improve both the lives of members and the communities they serve.

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