Mission & Purpose
The mission of the Credit Union Young Professionals of Vermont (CUYPVT) is to attract and retain credit union emerging leaders through professional development, community outreach, and networking opportunities that enhance their growth and the advancement of the credit union movement.
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After graduating from Castleton University in 2017, Tyler started as a teller at VSECU. Within six months, he was able to secure a position in the accounting department. Since starting in accounting, he has been able to move his way up, learning more reconciliations concerning credit union operations. More recently, he completed his MBA in Finance from Norwich University.
Personally, he is a new homeowner who purchased his grandparents' house to assist in their care. He also enjoys hanging out with his corgi Louie and spending plenty of time at his family's camp on Joe's Pond in West Danville when the weather prevails.
Heather began her credit union career in 2016 and is currently the Accounting Manager at Opportunities Credit Union. Heather quickly became passionate about the Credit Union movement, young professional engagement, and the Vermont Credit Union culture.
Outside of Hiking the Hill and Rocking the AVCU, Heather enjoys volunteering in the community and chairing the PTO for her son’s elementary school.
Leah Grzych is the Lending Trainer in the Mortgage Department at New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU). She has been at NEFCU since May of 2018, having started as a Teller and moving through various positions in the lending areas of the organization. She graduated from the University of Vermont with B.S. in Secondary Education and concentrations in Mathematics and Spanish.
Her involvement in NEFCU's internal Young Professionals group, the CUYPVT board, and Vermont credit union events have contributed to her growing knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry and movement. She is also passionate about learning and personal and professional development.
Abbie began her career with NEFCU in 2009. She started as a teller and moved through various roles in the retail and mortgage department. She is currently a Mortgage Loan Origination Supervisor. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. She also has her MBA from Champlain College.
She is currently chair of the CUYPVT board as well as Vice President of the Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association. She loves being involved in the community and these organizations to continue being a part of the credit union and mortgage movement.
Mike began his career with Vermont Federal Credit Union (VTFCU) in 2017 working with residential mortgages in servicing and underwriting capacities. Currently, Mike is a credit analyst in the business services department and is a member of VTFCU’s Employee Experience Committee. Mike’s undergraduate studies were at the State University at Buffalo. Mike is passionate about helping Vermont’s businesses grow through sensible financing. Mike enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through all the great outdoor opportunities that Vermont has to offer.
Cody began working in the credit union industry with NorthCountry Federal Credit Union (NCFCU) in 2018, after graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Criminology. He has served as Member Advocate Manager since the beginning of 2021 and currently leads NCFCU’s Colchester branch.
Nate works as a Branch Manager for One Credit Union in their South Barre branch. Aside from managing a branch location, he is also passionate about all things lending. In addition to his participation with CUYPVT, Nate is also a member of the board of directors for Community Capital of Vermont whose focus is on flexible small business lending in VT. As a native Vermonter, Nate is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his young children and fiancé.
Meg began her career with NorthCountry Federal Credit Union in 2012 as a part-time teller and currently supports employee growth and development as the Training Manager. She earned her undergraduate degree from Johnson State College and Master of Fine Arts in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.
She is passionate about the positive impact credit unions can have within the communities they serve and believes engaged employees within the credit union movement can truly effect necessary change to positively impact the lives of the people within those communities. Meg co-chairs NorthCountry’s internal young professionals committee, serves on the Board of Directors for the Green Mountain United Way, Rocked the AVCU in 2018, Crashed the GAC in 2021, and participated in Filene’s Crash Course the same year.
Katye Robare Munger has been working at Heritage Family Credit Union as the AVP of eCommerce since 2018. After working in both health services and higher education, she has found an extreme sense of value and purpose in the mission of the credit union movement and is very proud to work alongside the amazing team at Heritage Family. She is passionate about digital solutions that evolve services in a meaningful way, helping both members and staff with streamlined pathways in their user experiences. She has a B.A. from Hofstra University and an M.A. from the New School.
Katye is a cheerleader for the Rutland area and Vermont. In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, she co-founded Restoring Rutland, a group leading the efforts in collecting supplies and funds to areas that were cut-off by the storm. Katye received a certificate in leadership from the Vermont Leadership Institute in 2013. Also in 2013, she co-founded Rutland Young Professionals, and was the first President of the non-profit for three years.
Katye currently serves as President of the Downtown Rutland Partnership, of which she has been a board member for six years. She is also currently on the board of the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum.
Katye lives in Rutland with her husband Matt, her dog Olive, and her son Greyson.
Amanda has been with Vermont Federal Credit Union (VTFCU) since 2012 and is currently the VP of Human Resources. Her undergraduate studies were at the University of Vermont and graduate studies were at Johnson State College.
Amanda is passionate about credit unions and the cooperative movement. Working for a Vermont Credit Union allows Amanda to work at an organization that shares her philosophy around helping people.