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King named 2019 Upstate Chapter Protégé finalist

Posted By Courtney Jackson, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Meaghan King, who works as the remote account specialist supervisor at Greenville Federal Credit Union, has been named the CUaware Protégé for the Upstate Chapter of Credit Unions. King will compete in the 2019 CUaware Protégé Competition Finals, coming in late January 2019.

“We received a fantastic turn out at the CUaware Protégé Competition this week, with the highest number of attendees we’ve have had in many years,” exclaimed Hoyt Bray, school relations manager for Upstate FCU and program coordinator for the Upstate Chapter. “I credit this to our local credit unions seeing the value in not only gathering together to network and learn, but also to the protégé program bringing out the best applicants we have seen in a while."

2018-19 Upstate Chapter Protégé Meaghan King
Meaghan King
Remote Account Specialist Supervisor
Greenville FCU

King and fellow candidates AJ Fakoornejad (Anderson FCU), Anna Funderburk (Upstate FCU), Brittany McFadden (Greenville Heritage FCU), Billy Reece, Jr. (SC Telco FCU), and Allie Teper (Carolina Foothills FCU) made five-minute presentations in front of a full house of credit union professionals in attendance. The contestants also submitted a one-page essay as part of the competition. A panel of judges scored the essays and the presentations and declared King its CUaware Protégé finalist.

“Everyone had great insight to share on their respective topics, and we're pleased to have Meaghan as our representative at the finals," Bray added. "Also, the record turnout for chapter attendees as well as protégé applicants has me very excited to see what 2019 has in store for the Upstate area.”

King joined Greenville FCU in 2014 and aspires to have a managerial role in the near future, with a long-term goal of helping the credit union further develop its Remote Account Services Department. She is a graduate of North Greenville University with a bachelor’s degree in English. In her free time, she enjoys exploring small towns and restaurants with her husband, and serving on the children’s ministry and co-leading Bible study at her church.

More CUaware Protégé Competitions are scheduled in the weeks ahead. Click here to see the complete list. The CUaware Protégé Competition Finals will be held during the LAUNCH Conference Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2019 in Charlotte, NC.

Six candidates competed in the 2018-19 Upstate Chapter Protégé Competition
A packed room of attendees at the Upstate Chapter's Protégé Competition
Upstate Chapter President Brian McKay congratulates Meaghan King
It was a packed house on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 as six candidates from individual credit unions competed for the title of Upstate Chapter Protégé. Results of the competition revealed Greenville FCU's Meaghan King as this year's winner.

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