Saritin Rizzuto Named 2012 Credit Union Rising Star

Chelsea, Mass. (May 1, 2012) – Metro Credit Union, which is poised to become the  Commonwealth's largest state-chartered credit union, announced that Saritin  Rizzuto 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.

Prior to joining Metro CU, Rizzuto worked in the non-profit sector helping  individuals in need, which provided her with a strong foundation for her success  as a Business Development Officer.  In addition to the traditional Business  Development role, Rizzuto has worked with many non-profits developing  partnerships that assist low-income emerging populations.

In addition to her involvement with the Bunker Hill Community College Adult  Education Advisory Board, Chelsea Rotary Club, Phoenix Charter Academy, CONNECT,  Chelsea Hunger Network, and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Latino Business  Division, Rizutto also sits on the boards of Casa Myrna, Chelsea Chamber of  Commerce, the East Boston Social Center, Education for All, and North Suffolk  Mental Health.

In her nomination of Saritin, Charlene Bauer, Senior Vice President,  Community Relations and Business Development at Metro CU, stated “It is a  pleasure to nominate Saritin Rizzuto as a Rising Star.  She epitomizes the true  philosophy of the credit union movement:  People Helping People.  Saritin’s  dedication to the community is tireless.  Her energy and enthusiasm is  infectious and she truly brings life to a room.”

Saritin 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.