Naveo Credit Union employee, Ana Maria Gomes, announced her retirement after 30 years of service. Naveo held a retirement celebration for Gomes on Wednesday, January 23, which included a service award presentation and a slideshow showcasing 30 years of memories.
Gomes started at Naveo in 1987 as a teller and had the opportunity to work at both branches and directly with a majority of the staff over her 30 years. During her time at Naveo, Gomes became a staple – getting to know members very well, most by their first name. She had a contagious, friendly personality that embodied the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” which kept members coming back, specifically to see her. Gomes was always willing to participate in community events, including the Day of Portugal Parade, and was a proud member of Naveo’s Community Cooks cooking team. Her commitment is endearing as she plans to continue as a cook even after her retirement.
“I have known and had the privilege of working with Ana for majority of her career at Naveo and she is a true testament to service excellence. She was a role model to many employees when it came to providing distinct service that was always characterized by a warm welcome, courtesy and professionalism. Ana will be missed by all of us at Naveo, but her absence will be greatly felt by our members. I wish Ana a wonderful retirement and thank her for the 30 years of dedication to our members,” commented Rui F. Domingos, Chief Executive Officer at Naveo Credit Union.
“Our Retail team will miss Ana’s laughter and sense of humor. We hope that over the last 30 years, we have all become more than just coworkers – more like a second home and family. We all want to thank and congratulate Ana for 30 years of service and dedication to Naveo and its members,” commented Nicolle M. Medeiros, Retail Manager.