(Somerville, MA) Naveo Credit Union employee Margaret Iao, Senior Accountant, was named a 2018 Credit Union Rising Star and honored at the Rising Star Breakfast during the Great New England Credit Union Show on Tuesday, May 8. Over the last few months, The Warren Group and the Cooperative Credit Union Association and asked member credit unions to nominate individuals they believe are “rising stars” in their profession. The Credit Union Rising Stars award recognizes the brightest and most vibrant young credit union employees in the region. The winners not only excel in the industry, but they also have significant potential to leave their mark in the future.
Margaret has been a part of the Naveo team for 14 years, starting her career in the Lending department. A few years into her career at Naveo, Margaret transitioned to the Accounting department as an Account Clerk. Margaret was an eager learner and team player, which paid off when she was promoted to Accountant in 2012 and most recently Senior Accountant. Margaret regularly helps her peers in other departments and is always willing to help when needed. Margaret earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from UMASS Boston. Margaret lives an active life and volunteers as a Sunday school teacher at her church. In her spare time, Margaret enjoys traveling.
“The credit union system and its People Helping People philosophy depends on leaders who not only lead at their credit unions, but also in their communities and within the system. Margaret has proven she is a Rising Star by leading in all these areas. Her ability to understand many different disciplines within the credit union is the building blocks for her to be a future executive that helps carry Naveo and the credit union system further,” said Cooperative CU Association President/CEO Paul Gentile.
“Margaret is the ultimate team player. She works until the job is complete and is always willing to go the extra mile to help her fellow employees. Margaret’s work ethic and motivation makes her a role model for others. She is a highly valued member of the Naveo team and will continue to play an important role in the success of Naveo Credit Union,” commented Kevin George, Vice President of Finance at Naveo Credit Union.