Amanda Craig

Name

Amanda Craig

Company/Organization

Honor Credit Union

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What Does Your Company/Organization Do?

A member owned financial institution that provides solutions for your financial success.

Age

37

Accomplishments

Elected as the Alternate Director of District 1 for the Michigan Credit Union League to advocate on behalf of credit union's in Michigan.

Recently elected as the Vice Chair of the Summit Financial Wellness Foundation which focuses on providing educational services to empower the community to rise above their barriers to financial success.

Created the Long Range Plan for Brookview School.

What else do you hope to accomplish by the age of 40?

Continue to work on programs and initiatives that allow community members, anyone of virtually any economic class, to reinvest in their communities.

Be recognized in the credit union industry as a strategic leader who challenges the way it's always been done. Create a culture that fosters the team to be exceptional every single time.

Education

BBA in Marketing from Western Michigan University

Residence

St. Joseph, MI

Where were you born?

St. Joseph, MI

What was your first job?

Urban Home - downtown St. Joe

Best advice you ever got?

Treat everyone with dignity & respect.

Who inspires you most?

My family

That one thing about you we'd be most surprised to learn.

I have a passion for unique art.

What do you love to do in your downtime?

Introduce my kids to new experiences.

What book are you reading now?

The Unbanking of America by Lisa Servon

Volunteer activity you love the most.

I love to volunteer at my kids’ school - Brookview School. While I appreciate the impact I've had serving on the board since 2015, my passion is showing appreciation for the teachers and staff who celebrate individuality and ignite passion for learning.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

There are people who are on the cusp that one situation can have a dramatic negative impact on their life. We have to lend a helping hand to those who are just trying to get by if we want to be a part of a thriving community. Helping an individual or a family stay on the right path is personally rewarding.

What Superpower would you most love to have?

I would love to fly.

What does this honor most mean to you?

Hero's are extraordinary people who choose not to be ordinary. Hero's help people with no strings attached. The 2018 inaugural class was full of hero's who are making an impact. To be recognized with this honor is very humbling considering the accomplishments of others.