UMassFive College Federal Credit Union is thrilled to announce Lauren E. Duffy, their Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO), has been selected as one of BusinessWest’s “40 Under Forty.” This annually published list honors young professionals in Western Massachusetts for their career achievements, as well as outstanding service to the community. Boasting a 14-year tenure and ascension through nine titles at the Credit Union, Lauren’s career is defined by consistent innovation and improvement within every role that she has occupied. UMassFive’s CEO and President, Rich Kump, describes Duffy as a strategic thinker and an instrument of change, whose wealth of knowledge and multi-faceted perspective on all areas of the institution allow her a unique edge.
Outside of the financial world, Lauren continues to lead by example within her community. Maintaining a busy schedule, she is repeatedly a top fundraiser for the UMass Cancer Walk & Run, sits on the Boston Children's Hospital Advisory Panel, and has found time to give back to her alma mater for the past 15 years as the Treasurer of the Mount Holyoke College Class of 2003. Reflecting upon her accomplishments, Duffy advocates for the dynamism of collaboration.
“I believe the road to success is never traveled alone. I feel the greatest sense of accomplishment when I am surrounded by people who bring out the best in me, and we are harnessing our collective power to create positive change.” - Lauren Duffy
The event to honor all 40 of the talented individuals named on BusinessWest’s “40 Under Forty” will take place at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA on June 20, 2019.