Members 1st Associates And Board Volunteers Honored For Local Awards

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Members 1st is proud to announce three associates recognized with prestigious awards in the first quarter of 2024. They were honored by community and media partners in our region for their outstanding efforts and contributions to Central Pennsylvania.

The following associates were recognized:

  • Mike Wilson, President & CEO, has been named to the Power 100 List by the Central Penn Business Journal for the second year in a row, recognizing his continued leadership efforts for our credit union. Also on the list are Ade Bakare, Associate Board Director; Dr. Eric Darr, Supervisory Committee Member; and Heather Valudes, Associate Supervisory Committee Member.
  • Sara Elerman, Regional Vice President, has been chosen as the recipient of the Karen F. Snider Emerging Leader Award for the YWCA Greater Harrisburg's 2024 Tribute to Women in Excellence. This award is presented to a woman who is below the age of 30 and who has made significant contributions to the community, especially in the area of mentoring young girls.
  • Jenna Reitz, Community Engagement Coordinator, earned the title of 2023 Member of the Year from Harrisburg Young Professionals for her dedication to enhancing the Harrisburg region and making it the best place to live, work and play.

"The credit union philosophy of "people helping people," is ingrained in every one of our associates. They are not only committed to serving our members but also to serving our communities," said Chad Adams, Chief Relationship Officer. "We consider ourselves fortunate that this kind of servant leadership can be seen throughout all areas of our organization. We are so proud of the associates that make up our faM1ly and can't wait to see how they will continue to change lives."

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Members 1st Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution with nearly 600,000 members and $7 billion in assets. While its administrative headquarters is based in Enola, PA, Members 1st serves its members and communities through its network of nearly 60 branch locations throughout Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, Perry and York counties, as well as its robust digital banking and call center channels. To learn more about Members 1st, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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