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Bay Federal Credit Union Announces 2013 Employee Award Winners

Bay Federal Credit Union CEO Carrie Birkhofer announced the Credit Union’s annual award winners at their Employee Appreciation Celebration on Saturday, January 25.

The presentation began with Sales and Service Awards, honoring employees who have made significant contributions in serving Bay Federal members on the front lines. These awards were presented to: Daisy Ortiz, Member Service Representative at the Freedom Branch; Mariela Saldana, Service Manager at the Capitola Branch; Patrick Beaver, Financial Service Representative at the Aptos Branch; Wimala Brown, Financial Service Representative at the Capitola Branch; and Nicole Holtzinger, Branch Manager at the Capitola Branch.

The Service Excellence Award is Bay Federal’s most prestigious award for employees. It aims to reward Credit Union employees who portray Bay Federal’s values daily and who consistently provide excellent service to both internal and external members. This year, the Service Excellence Award was presented to two employees: Lillian Smith, Senior Loan Services Specialist and Jason Stidham, Training and Education Specialist.

“Bay Federal has a culture of service excellence,” Birkhofer announced. “We would like to congratulate all of our 2013 award winners who have risen to the top of the best of the best. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments!”

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves over 56,000 members and 1,000 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties. With over $670 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. Since 2002, 100% of all employees have given their own money and volunteered for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events.

Contact: Amy Ivey, AVP Marketing and Development
Bay Federal Credit Union

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