AmeriCU Credit Union teammate paving the way for a brighter future in the Mohawk Valley   

Volunteer of the Year

ROME, NY – OCTOBER 19, 2023: On October 17, AmeriCU Credit Union teammate Tiffany Abele, AVP of Talent Solutions received the Mohawk Valley Society for Human Resource Management (MVSHRM) Volunteer of the Year Award. This award celebrates Abele’s exceptional dedication, commitment, and remarkable contributions to MVSHRM and the Mohawk Valley.  

MVSHRM is a local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an association that is dedicated to advancing the practice of human resource management and fostering HR professionals’ growth and development. This organization provides resources, education, and networking opportunities to HR professionals and promotes best practices in the field of human resources.  

Abele’s achievement is a testament to the opportunities for growth, community involvement, and personal fulfillment that AmeriCU offers. The credit union’s commitment to fostering a culture of growth and learning creates an environment that supports the personal and professional development of its team. By investing in its employees’ development, promoting collaboration, engaging with the community, and embracing connections, AmeriCU sets the stage for individual and collective success, creating a positive impact on the lives of its members and the community it serves. 

“We are immensely proud to have Tiffany as part of our AmeriCU family,” said Karen LaPlante, Chief Talent Officer for AmeriCU Credit Union. “Her unwavering commitment to the AmeriCU team and the support she provides to our teammates truly embodies our inclusive culture. We believe that when our teammates thrive, our entire organization flourishes and we are truly honored to have individuals who not only excel in their roles but also contribute significantly to our community.” 

In support of AmeriCU’s community involvement, ‘A Personal Day of Meaning’ was created for AmeriCU teammates, giving them an opportunity to volunteer and give back to a local organization of their choice. Abele’s vision and hard work played a vital role in bringing this initiative to life, highlighting AmeriCU’s dedication to their team and community engagement.     

In addition to serving on the Board for MVSHRM, Abele serves as a board member for the Rome Chamber of Commerce. On June 29, Abele completed the Leadership Mohawk Valley program through the Center for Leadership Excellence. Leadership Mohawk Valley is a civic engagement program for community leaders that promotes change and stability within the community. In 2020, Abele completed the Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification.   

MVSHRM Annual Awards reception was held on October 17 at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel to recognize Human Resource professionals.   

For more information on AmeriCU Credit Union or to join the AmeriCU team, visit  





About AmeriCU Credit Union 

As a credit union, AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members. Serving 24 counties in New York and beyond, AmeriCU provides you with all the products and services you need – often with low or no fees, and better rates. The organization has been serving the local community for over 70 years and, in that time, has grown to more than 160,000 members, 20 financial centers, and $2.7 billion in assets. AmeriCU is located in Central New York and is among the State’s largest, full-service financial cooperatives. For more information, visit




Photo Caption:  Left to Right: Leeann Light, Member of MVSHRM presents Tiffany Abele with her award.    


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