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MICHAEL JORDAN NAMED 2012 CREDIT UNION RISING STAR

Chelsea, Mass.  – Metro Credit Union, which is poised to become the Commonwealth's largest state-chartered credit union, announced Michael Jordan of Metro Credit Union has been named a Credit Union Rising Star by the Massachusetts Credit Union League, Credit Union Association of Rhode Island, New Hampshire Credit Union League and The Warren Group. The inaugural Credit Union Rising Stars award recognized the brightest and most vibrant young credit union employees in the region. The winners not only excel in the industry, but also have the most potential to make a mark in the future.

Jordan began his career at Metro CU as the Branch Manager of the Peabody Branch in 2005 and has had an impressive career progression since then.  A few months after joining Metro,  Jordan was assigned the additional responsibility of opening a branch at Peabody High School and a year later, was promoted to the position of manager of the Main Office, located in Chelsea.  Several promotions later, Jordan took on the position of Vice President, Branch Administration, which he currently holds.  While advancing his career at Metro CU, he earned his Master’s Degree in Leadership from Northeastern University.

Jordan is actively involved in community and service organizations.  He is a member of Rotary and is beginning his second year as President of the Everett Rotary Club.  He is also a member of the Everett Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Mass School Banking Association, and has been a volunteer for the Everybody Wins! national literacy and mentoring organization for the past 4 years.  Jordan also is a dedicated supporter of the North Shore Medical Center’s Annual “Cancer WALK”, having participated by walking and raising funds for 14 years in honor of his mother, father, and grandmother.

Jordan received the award at the Credit Union Rising Stars Awards Breakfast before the annual Great New England Credit Union Show. At the breakfast in Boxborough, Mass., keynote speaker and Olympic Gold Medalist Tim Daggett, gave a speech proving how determination and perseverance can lead to extraordinary accomplishments.

About Credit Union Rising Stars
Presented by the Massachusetts Credit Union League, Credit Union Association of Rhode Island, New Hampshire Credit Union League and The Warren Group, the Credit Union Rising Stars were chosen by an independent panel in the financial services industry. To be eligible, an individual must work in a member credit union in Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Rhode Island, be under the age of 40 as of last birthday, be an outstanding employee, manager, or business leader and make a notable impact on their credit union or within the industry.

About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $1 billion in assets, and serves over 140,000 members.   It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts.

Founded in 1926 and headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Metro CU is a non-profit cooperative financial institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services.  Metro CU uses superior customer service, and technology to deliver a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings, for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts.  Metro CU is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through their My Reward Checking account.

Metro CU has 13 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.

Learn more about Metro Credit Union at www.metrocu.org.