Saritin Rizzuto Promoted to Vice President of Emerging Populations & Community Relations at Metro Credit Union

CHELSEA, MA – May 18, 2018 – Metro Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Saritin Rizzuto to Vice President of Emerging Populations & Community Relations. Rizzuto’s role involves developing overall diverse market segmentation strategies that identify and develop opportunities to grow Metro Credit Union’s member-base in diverse communities. She facilitates, identifies and executes initiatives to enhance the experience and outcomes for diverse members, and plays a prominent, highly visible role representing Metro in the community to deepen relationships.
 
Rizzuto joined Metro Credit Union in 2007, and was most recently Business Development Officer and AVP Community Relations & Business Development. Prior to joining Metro, Rizzuto worked in several different roles in the non-profit sector helping individuals in need, including Director of Outreach & Organizing at HarborCOV and Hotline Coordinator at Casa Myrna.
 
She has been recognized many times for her contributions in the non-profit world, including as a recipient of the Community Professional of the Year Award from the Chelsea Collaborative, the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce President’s Award, the Community Social Capitalist Award, the Business Person of the Year All Chelsea Award, The 100 Most Influential People in the Latino Community, the Credit Union Hero Award, the Domestic Violence Task Force Public Service Award, the All American City Award, and the Chelsea Rotarian of the Year Award.
 
“Saritin is a passionate and engaging leader whose strategic thinking around emerging populations ensures opportunity for all. As a credit union, Metro works for our members, ensuring we have the products and services needed to assist members with financial wellness. Saritin’s insights, guidance and understanding of challenges faced by emerging populations has been instrumental in assisting our communities.” stated Charlene Bauer, SVP of Advocacy and Outreach.
 
Rizzuto completed a two year certificate program at Boston University’s Institute of Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program. She was selected to be part of the Women of Color Fundraising institute and successfully completed their certificate program in Fundraising & Program Development. Saritin is a resident of Wakefield, where she lives with her husband and children, and proudly serves on the board of numerous organizations, including Casa Myrna, the Wakefield Community Partnership, the East Boston Social Center, the Newmarket Business Association, the Governors Public Education Nominating Council, the DiDomenico Education Foundation, Chairman of the Lynn Celebrates Literacy Day, the Immigrant Learning Center, and Phoenix Charter Academy. She also served as Board President of North Suffolk Mental Health and was a Founding Member of the Women of Color Fundraising Institute.
 
About Metro Credit Union
Founded in 1926 and headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Metro Credit Union is a $1.7 billion non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services.  Serving over 200,000 members, the credit union provides superior member service and innovative technology to deliver a full range of financial products to anyone living or working in Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties in eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.  With 15 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem and Tewksbury, Metro Credit Union is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,200 companies throughout the state. Learn more about Metro Credit Union at MetroCU.org
 
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