Heather Wood has been announced as the Assistant Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for AmeriCU Credit Union, building and maintaining partnerships that align with the credit union’s strategic goals.

Wood brings with her over twenty years of experience and knowledge in the credit union industry. Wood’s new role will cultivate and foster relationships with existing and potential partners. She will work with internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and efficiency improvement.

Wood started her journey with AmeriCU in 2003 when she was hired as a part-time teller. She has since held various roles – Member Relationship Advisory, Financial Center Manager, Assistant Vice President of Operations.

“I have been part of the AmeriCU team for twenty years and have always enjoyed connecting with the community we serve. I am looking forward to further building relationships in our newly expanded footprint,” said Wood. “I will help to bring the best AmeriCU has to offer to our local community members and small businesses with everything from financial education to affordable banking solutions to help individuals achieve their financial goals to live life, dream big, and achieve financial success.”

In addition to her financial experience, she has knowledge in Consumer Lending and Bank Operations. Wood attended University of Utah, Onondaga Community College, and American Institute of Banking for Business Administration, Management, and Operations. Wood shares a passion for advancing the credit union movement and developing the next generation of leaders in the industry.

AmeriCU offers the latest technologies combined with a personalized touch to provide a seamless and user-friendly experience. Members can conveniently access and utilize the credit union’s virtual branch, making banking with AmeriCU available from anywhere, across town, the state, or around the world.

AmeriCU Credit Union is a member owned not-for-profit financial institution with a total asset of $2.7 billion and 20 financial centers which serve more than 160,000 members in New York and beyond. American Banker has recognized AmeriCU Credit Union as one of the Best Credit Unions to Work For in 2023. In a national survey, AmeriCU placed 19th out of the top 70 credit unions nationwide and placed highest among New York State based credit unions.