AmeriCU Credit Union teammates are building a brighter future in the Mohawk Valley 

LMV Graduates

ROME, NY – July 06, 2023: On June 29, AmeriCU Credit Union teammates, Tiffany Abele, AVP of Talent Solutions and Cara White, AVP of Insurance and Wealth Services, successfully 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.

Over the course of the 10-month program, participants build their leadership skills, gain knowledge about community issues, and explore the Mohawk Valley. As part of the program, classes work together on a project to give back to the community. This year the class elected to work with Hospice & Palliative Care to build a kindness garden for the patients and their families. They planted flowers, painted rocks with inspirational pictures and quotes, and worked with a local company to create two butterfly benches for the garden.

“My family and I enjoy living in the Mohawk Valley, and because of that I am committed to making a difference in our community and giving families a place to thrive,” says Tiffany Abele, AVP of Talent Solutions. “The program has given me a new group of friends and colleagues to bond with who share a similar passion for the success of the Mohawk Valley.”

AmeriCU’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.

“As I grow as a leader at AmeriCU I want to grow within our community as well. Leadership Mohawk Valley introduced me to organizations that are making a positive impact. These members are making a significant contribution to help our community,” says Cara White, AVP of Insurance and Wealth Services. “I am excited to bring back the knowledge that I gained from the program and apply it to my role at AmeriCU.”

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About AmeriCU Credit Union 

As a credit union, AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members. Serving Central 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: From Left to Right: Cara White, AVP of Insurance and Wealth Service, Tiffany Abele, AVP of Talent Solutions



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