CUlead is a program aimed at building and enhancing our credit union management staffs' leadership abilities to further the credit union and cooperative movements. With these CUlead spotlights, we're excited to shine a light on these leaders.
This week, we meet Erika Oberreither, trainer at Electro Savings Credit Union (St. Louis, MO).
How long have you been in the credit union industry?
What drew you to credit union work? What keeps you working in the credit union field?
When I was in college, I was looking for a new job outside of the restaurant industry. I've been a member of a credit union my whole life. I went into my CU branch one day to do a transaction and thought, "hmm... It would be cool to work here..." The rest is history. One of the main things that keeps me going is the fact that credit unions exist to help people. I'm proud to say I work at a not-for-profit institution and that we do a lot of great work in the community.
What’s the best advice you can give to someone who just started their career?
Never stop learning and growing no matter what role you are in. Keep an open mind and learn and grow when you make a mistake.
If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would that be?
Be kind to everyone.
There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?
Those that like Harry Potter and muggles.
Want to learn more about the CUlead program? Contact Clint Armistead, 913.297.2473.