TFCU hires marketing coordinator

TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union has announced the addition of Kate Thompson as its new marketing coordinator.

"We're thrilled that Kate has joined our team," said Greg Johnson, CEO of the TFCU. "Her expertise and experience will support our efforts to better interpret and promote the financial opportunities and benefits that are available to all of our members, and to increase our participation in local community development initiatives."

Thompson has more than five years of experience in advertising sales and eCommerce. Most recently she was marketing assistant at Anthro Corporation, a furniture manufacturer in Tualatin, Ore.

Thompson received her bachelor's degree in graphic design from SUNY-Oswego in 2001. She lives in Port Henry.

"I'm very excited by the opportunity to promote the TFCU," said Thompson. "The basic principles of the credit union; that all members share a common bond, get an equal vote and are encouraged to empower themselves through financial education and thrift, resonate deeply with my personal aspirations - to live with unbiased compassion (as we are all the same) and be true to the concept of less is more."

Thompson will be responsible for the development of marketing strategies, all printed and electronic marketing materials, staff and member communications and coordination of sponsorship opportunities.

A not-for-profit cooperative offering deposit and lending services to its members, TFCU operates its main office in Ticonderoga, where it was chartered in 1954 as the International Paper Ticonderoga mill's employee credit union. Since then, it has amended its charter twice, and now offers membership to people who live, work, worship or attend school in, or businesses or legal entities located in Essex County, Washington County or the towns of Hague, Horicon and Chester.

TFCU opened its first branch in March 2007 in Port Henry and its second branch in Elizabethtown in November of 2008.

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