Capitola, CA – May 16, 2016 – Bay Federal Credit Union’s Susan Riddle was named a finalist for The Spirit Award at the inaugural Silicon Valley Admin Awards gala at the Santa Clara Marriott on Tuesday.
Ms. Riddle, a University of Wisconsin at Green Bay alumna who resides in Freedom, is Executive Assistant to Bay Federal’s President and CEO Carrie Birkhofer. In Ms. Riddle’s role, she supports the entire Executive Team and Board of Directors.
“Susan has a special glow and energy about her that makes everyone gravitate toward her,” said Birkhofer, who nominated Ms. Riddle for the award.
Ms. Riddle also serves on Bay Federal’s Community Support Committee, which organizes fundraising and volunteer opportunities for employees year-round. Ms. Riddle joined Bay Federal in 2011, and she was the recipient of the Credit Union’s highest honor, the Service Excellence Award, in 2014.
“I believe in the organization and the work being done to make a difference for our members, the community, and employees,” said Ms. Riddle. “I feel appreciated by Carrie and the Executive Team. They trust and empower me, encourage me, and love me like family. It makes it easy to come into work each day.”
The Admin Awards are an annual celebration of administrative professionals. From January-March, 157 individuals were nominated, and finalists and winners in nine categories were selected by an independent board of 10 judges.
The Spirit Award Finalists
- Nikki Edwards, ARM (Winner)
- Susan Riddle, Bay Federal Credit Union
- Ingrid Falk, Duff & Phelps
- Susan Nystrom, Symantec Corporation
- Chris Sanchez, Flex
About Bay Federal Credit Union
Bay Federal Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves more than 60,000 members and 1,000 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $750 million in assets, Bay Federal 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.
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Bay Federal Credit Union