Mychelle Phillips, AVP/Operations Manager and Ellen Coughlin, HR/Manager were selected as recipients of the Credit Union Rising Stars Award.

Rising Star Award recipients were selected by an independent committee representing several New England Credit Union Leagues based on their contributions to both their credit unions as well as their communities.

Phillips has worked for LCU for 10 years.  Gary M. Abrams, Executive Vice President, CFO/COO, wrote of Phillips in his nomination letter to the selection committee, “Phillips has a style of management that has her department outperform most others because of the very positive way she manages.  Her leadership skills have brought the Operations Department to a top ranked and well respected department throughout the credit union.  Phillips is also very socially responsible and involved at the community level within the town that she resides with particular emphasis in the political, educational and athletic arenas.”

Coughlin has worked for the Credit Union for 10 years.  Coughlin’s nomination letter was submitted by Barbara Mahoney, SVP/Human Resources.  Mahoney wrote, “Coughlin is committed to doing more than what is expected in her given role and is a sought out resource for committees, special projects or new initiatives across the credit union.  She is consistently looking to improve the products and services we provide to employees, as well as further enhance the level of efficiency in which we deliver these services. Her oversight of policy administration, our performance management program and recruiting initiatives have always exceeded the expectations of the managers and employees she serves.” 

The awards were presented at a special presentation hosted by The Massachusetts Credit Union League, New Hampshire Credit Union League, Credit Union Associate of Rhode Island and CenterPoint magazine.

Credit Union Rising Star Award
Pictured Left to Right: Carol A. Southworth, Interim President & CEO; Mychelle M. Phillips, AVP/Operations Manager; Gary M. Abrams, EVP, CFO & COO; Ellen Coughlin, HR/Manager; Barbara A. Mahoney, SVP/Human Resources