Allegiance Credit Union Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Amy Downs stopped by the Studio Lounge to share her thoughts on winning CUES 2017 Exceptional Leader Award. We also discussed what it takes to be an exceptional leader in today's fast-paced financial services arena. Not an easy task, but Amy has some wise takeaways.
In addition, Amy stepped back in time to 1995 and recalled her harrowing moments of the Oklahoma City bombing at The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building -- of which Federal Employees Credit Union had a branch. Amy was working in the branch that day and remembers seeing the van that carried the bombs. Shortly afterward, the explosion occurred and Amy was buried alive for more than six hours.
Needless to say, this event changed her life forever. Check it out to hear the rest of the story and let us know your thoughts.
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