Nationally Recognized Innovator, Seasoned Customer Support Professional Now At Your Service

As a credit union professional working for more than three years as a teller and business development officer, Amanda Brenneman saw both the opportunities and the obstacles credit unions face on a daily basis while trying to serve their members.

Her new role as program manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association will allow her to help credit unions find solutions.

Many in the credit union movement already know Brenneman as an effective thought leader. While she worked at Maps Credit Union in Salem, she catapulted her way into the international spotlight by winning the CUES 2013 Next Top Credit Union Executive award.

“Developing, maintaining and growing innovative programs and solutions that impact credit unions and their members is an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t be any more excited about,” said Brenneman. 

One of the first opportunities Brenneman is tasked with growing is the Save to Win program offered by six Washington credit unions — now entering its second year. Brenneman will also offer strategic support to all Association programs including Strategic Link and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF).

While at Maps, Brenneman also crashed the GAC. She is an Oregon native, a “distinguished graduate” of Corban University, and is now studying for her MBA in non-profit management.

Also joining the Association to support member credit unions is Program Coordinator Jeff Stukes, who will provide direct support to credit union employees applying for NWCUF professional development scholarships and grants.

Stukes brings over seven years of business management and customer service experience.  His passion for customer service attracted him to the coordinator role, in which he will also connect member credit unions with resources and programs offered through the NWCUA.

He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington. 

Credit unions, says Stukes, “are an essential part of building healthy families and communities.”

Questions about this story? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225,

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