Ellise Ortiz, public relations specialist at TruMark Financial ® Credit Union, won the title of Credit Union Ambassador at the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s Connect 2019 Conference. Ortiz represented the Montgomery County Credit Union Chapter at the statewide contest held in Hershey, PA. As the Pennsylvania Credit Union Ambassador, Ortiz will represent the Association at events for the next year.

Seven finalists won regional contests before advancing to the state finals. The finalists completed a written exam before presenting speeches about credit union topics. A panel of three judges selected the winner, tallying scores from the test, personal interviews, and their speeches.

The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association conducts the contest to attract young people to credit unions and prepare them for leadership roles.  Credit union members or employees between the ages of 21 and 30 compete and are sponsored by the Association’s chapters. The contestants are judged on their knowledge of credit unions and their ability to communicate that knowledge.

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Ellise Ortiz, public relations specialist at TruMark Financial and Montgomery Chapter representative, won the title of 2019 Credit Union Ambassador at the PCUA Connect Conference. Ortiz spoke on how the seven principles of the credit union movement still apply today after 175 years. (Pictured) TruMark Financial’s Officials with Ellise Ortiz (center).