Jen began her career at Community Credit Union as the director of marketing and business development. Finding the culture, people, ethics and energy of CCU to be contagious, she soon realized her passion for working in the world of local banking. She began actively exposing herself to other departments and was promoted to Executive Vice President in May of 2012. As the current President and CEO of CCU, Jen is responsible for directing overall operations, ensuring financial stability, establishing short and long-term objectives, plans and policies and representing CCU in its relationships with members, government agencies, and the local community. Jen’s favorite thing about her work is the opportunity it affords to interact with the people of L/A on a regular basis. She is proud to be part of a local institution that not only deals in money but is actively involved in community projects that truly make a difference.
Growing up, Jen lived in several different states along the East Coast, moving with her family every two or three years each time her father was transferred to a new station by the Navy. Ultimately settling in Lisbon Falls, she attended college in Bangor and moved back to L/A after graduation. Today, Jen and her husband share a home in Turner and spend their free time having fun in the L/A area. She devotes as much time as possible to her husband and daughter, often engaging in activities like mini golf, going to the movies and enjoying local cuisine. Some of her favorite places to eat in L/A include Davinci’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-a-Dee of Lewiston and Wei Li.
What Jen loves most about our community is the plethora of opportunities it offers. She has seen incredible growth in L/A over the last fifteen years and believes that our very best days lie ahead. With a passion for volunteering, some of the most important causes to Jen involve education. She serves as co-chair of the LA Metro Education and Workforce Development Committee and teaches classes for Junior Achievement of Maine as well as literary courses through CMCC. Whenever possible, she includes her daughter in her volunteer work in an effort to teach her valuable life lessons about helping those in need and giving back to her community. Jen is also a passionate supporter of the LA Chamber, Androscoggin United Way and the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.
Ten years from now, Jen hopes to be exactly where she is today—living in a community that she believes in, working for an organization she loves and giving back to those who have given so much to her.