Leominster Credit Union announces that Lydia Vazquez, Assistant Vice President of Residential Lending and Fair Lending Compliance has been named a Credit Union Rising Star by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. The Credit Union Rising Star Award honors “outstanding New England credit union employees under the age of 50 who make notable impact in their institutions or the credit union industry.”

Vazquez joined LCU in 2013 as the fair lending officer and oversees the credit union’s compliance with fair lending, secondary market guidelines and underwriting policies. Since joining LCU she has created a fair lending program, CRA monitoring systems, and regulatory training sessions. She holds a “CUCE” designation and is working on her Bachelor’s Degree in business through the New England Business of College.

Vazquez founded Willie’s Warrior’s, an organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer awareness. Willie’s Warriors is in its 4th year and last year with the support of Leominster Credit Union and her relay team she was one the top fundraisers.

”We are very proud of Lydia. This very well-deserved honor,” said John J. O’Brien.  “Lydia’s commitment to her community, as well as to LCU is what makes her a Rising Star.”