How long have you worked at OTIS? In what capacities/different roles (if any)?
I am the Director of Marketing and Communications at OTIS and have been here for a little over a year and a half.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Marketing is fast-paced and dynamic–it’s never boring, and there is no room for complacency! To do it well requires a variety of creative and analytical skill sets and competencies that are ever-evolving. As a results-driven person who is motivated by challenge and change, I enjoy being in a position that constantly keeps me on my toes and pushes me to do more, to do better, and to think bigger, every time.
Working at OTIS is also a huge privilege unto itself. The Credit Union, to me, is a real bedrock of the community: It exemplifies its mission of service to others and “people helping people” every day. To be able to play a part in our continuing growth and success is a pretty amazing thing!
What three words best define OTIS to you?
Compassionate, dependable, and community-oriented.
What do you think makes OTIS special?
The personalized level of service that you receive at OTIS really sets us apart. You are never just a number here–you are a person, and we really listen to you. We hear you, and we are here for you, through good times and bad. OTIS truly prioritizes lifetime relationships with our members, and it shows. Everything we do is for our members, whether it is refunding fees, approving you for a loan when another financial institution might not, or giving back with our unique bonus dividend and interest refund program each year. As a financial cooperative, our members are owners: They have equal say in how the Credit Union is governed, and thus retain more control over their own money than they would at any other financial institution. We are people-driven and -oriented, not profit-driven. That, I believe, makes all the difference.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
I love spending time with my daughter, traveling, learning new things, volunteering, cooking and baking, listening to music/seeing live music, reading, and going to museums.