Creative You

Congrats to Team Aspire, Greater Team Alliance, and Team XCEL, who were chosen to move forward in the Creative You competition! 

At the Creative You presenation session at the 2014 CU Reality Check, Filene’s Mollie Bell chose to work with Greater Team Alliance on deploying an iPad/tablet technology within to automate member service workflows, Filene’s Andrew Downin chose to work with Team Aspire on their idea for “Family Memberships”, and Filene’s Tansley Stearns chose to work with XCEL FCU on their idea for an all-encompassing, very advanced mobile app. These three teams will work with their mentors over the next few months to further develop and grow their ideas, then they will each present at NJCUL’s Annual Meeting & Convention in September! 

For more photos from the Creative You session, click here.


President/CEO Tom O'Shea photobombs Aspire team members. 

 

Team Greater Alliance (plus one).

 

The XCEL'lent Team XCEL!

 

 

Check out the Creative You team videos:

       

Greater Team Alliance
Project Scope Document

 

 

Team Aspire
Project Scope Document

 

 

     

Team XCEL
Project Scope Document

 

 

Team Y.O.L.O.
Project Scope Document

 

 Team Symbionce
Project Scope Document

 

Meet Our Teams

Team Y.O.L.O. (Young Optimists Leading Others)
Yvana Ellison, E-Marketing Coordinator, Atlantic FCU
Gabrielle Crisafulli, Operations Support, Atlantic FCU
Matthew Krynicki, Member Services Representative, Atlantic FCU

Team XCEL
Membership Development Representative Bernie Armendi, XCEL FCU
Loan Officer Giuseppina DeSucre, XCEL FCU
Member Service Representative Shawn Charles, XCEL FCU
IT Manager Conrad Benitez, XCEL FCU

Aspire
Melissa Nesi, Marketing Associate, Asipre FCU
Tiffany Zalasar, Business Development Representative, Asipre FCU
Ginny Garbowski, Member Service Representative, Asipre FCU
Michael Tango, Loan Processor, Asipre FCU

Team Symbionce
Cindy Rein-Zima, President/CEO, Hamilton Horizons FCU
Patti McNeill, Loan Manager, Novartis FCU
Kelly Weiss, President/CEO, Community Financial Services FCU
Marie Holowka, President/CEO, Rutgers FCU

Greater Team Alliance
Ellie Lombardo, Director of Branch Operations, Greater Alliance FCU
Ana Suarez, Director of Marketing, Greater Alliance FCU
Daniel Mezzina, IT Manager
Joshua Foli, Teller, Greater Alliance FCU

 

What Creative You is All About

Creative You is a program designed for credit unions to share their innovative and creative solutions to challenges the system is facing here in New Jersey. It's a collaborative initiative with a competitive element that will bring together credit unions and their ideas.

These teams will work collaboratively to come up with solutions. These teams will submit videos introducing their ideas, which will then be posted to the Creative You page of the NJCUL Web site. They will then work on their innovative ideas and present their projects at the 2014 CU Reality Check before a panel of judges who will choose teams to work with to further develop their ideas.

All of this will culminate at NJCUL’s 2014 Convention, where the teams will present their finished projects and a winner will be determined by a final vote. And, of course, there are great prizes to be won! 

Questions?

Contact any of the League employees below with any questions: 

Barbara Agin     Marissa Anema  
Director of Education & Training Marketing & Communications Coordinator
bagin@njcul.org   manema@njcul.org  
800-792-8861 ext. 111   800-792-8861 ext. 117  
           
Angel Santos     Yvette Segarra  
Business Consultant   Manager of Special Events/Meeting Planner
asantos@njcul.org   ysegarra@njcul.org  
800-792-8861 ext. 109   800-792-8861 ext.  103