Crane Credit Union launched a new employee professional development program in January called LEAD. LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development) is an exclusive opportunity to learn, discuss, and share leadership strategies with other employees across the organization.

Employees applied for one of six spots in the inaugural LEAD class. A separate employee committee of executive and management team members reviewed all applications and chose the LEAD group. Both full-time and part-time employees were encouraged to apply.

The program will consist of monthly meetings, speakers, and outings over the course of the one-year program. The goal is to increase employee engagement throughout the organization by encouraging the sharing of ideas between departments and management levels.

Pictured in the bottom row from left to right are Kari Gallagher, Stacia Crouch, Laurie Wagner, Daniela Rumple, and Joanna Schultz.

Pictured in the second row are Jill Spaulding, Danielle Combs, Jenna White, Lori Lundy, and Marissa Lynch.