Amy Vigil, Vice President of Association Services at CUANM, retires | 2022-07-14
Amy Vigil, the longest-serving employee of the Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM), has announced her retirement. After 19 years with the professional organization, CUANM’s Vice President of Association Services will retire in November 2022.
“I feel blessed to have worked in a movement where long-serving employees are celebrated. A movement that inspires individuals to serve with passion instead of just showing up for work,” Vigil said. “CUANM has given me the tools and the experience to feel accomplished at the end of my busy career. Over the years, I have met many wonderful people and developed friendships that I am confident will enable me to stay connected in my next chapter.”
“It has been a real pleasure to work with Amy over the past fifteen years,” said CUANM President and CEO Juan E. Fernández Ceballos. “She has an extremely accomplished career, having humbly led programs that have positively impacted New Mexico as well as credit unions across the country. Amy will be greatly missed, and her commitment to the cooperative movement will live on in memories for a long time. his last day in the office.”
Amy’s professional career started as a cashier at a local bank. She was eventually hired at an Albuquerque-based credit union to work in the training department. She joined CUANM in 2003
As well as overseeing the Association’s many revenue streams and education initiatives. Amy served as Executive Director of the National Credit Union Call Center Conference, the nation’s largest gathering dedicated to credit union contact centers.
“I have enjoyed working with Amy for over 10 years,” said First Financial Credit Union CEO Ron Moorehead. “She’s a great business partner, and her attention to the little details makes a great event great. Working with Amy has been a joy, and her passion for excellence is unmatched and only surpassed by her great attitude.”
While working for CUANM, Amy also served as Executive Director of the New Mexico CU Education Foundation, leading two major fundraising campaigns for the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital.
The first was the $1 million fundraising initiative for their Pediatric Emergency Unit, the second pledging to fund a full-time teacher for UNM’s Connected Academy for ten years.