Member Spotlight: Karen Moran
Karen Moran started as a teller at a “big bad bank” in upstate New York when she was in college. After graduating from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in finance, and realizing she could not escape the field no matter how many attempts, she became a personal banker for a “different big bad bank” in New Jersey .
“After learning that New Jersey was not my most favorite place in the U.S. , my husband and I moved to Colorado where I discovered the world of credit unions,” she says.
Karen has been at Colorado Credit Union (formerly Johns Manville Credit Union) since 1998, moving from loan officer to branch manager to loan manager and now serving as director of lending. She graduated from Western CUNA Management School with honors in 2006 and is also a director for the Denver Area Chapter Board. She has been married for ten years, with two small children and a Saint Bernard who “keeps her on her toes.”
Biggest challenge for 2007
Be smart and make sure you have measured and monitored growth, not just growth for the sake of growing.
Greatest benefit of Council membership
Sharing information is key to any credit union's success.
Best part of my job
Every day is a new challenge. The impact that I can have in order to achieve the credit union's success is amazing.
Hardest part of my job
See “best part of my job.”
Hobbies and interests
Kickboxing, hiking, reading, and camping.
Harlen Coben's Promise Me.
Something that always makes me laugh
The kids teasing each other and then my two-year-old old son pretending to fall asleep when my five-year-old daughter is yelling at him.
If I had an extra hour in the day . . .
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