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The End of an Era: Karen Christie Set to Retire from Corporate Central

MILWAUKEE, WI – March 27, 2024 – Corporate Central bids a fond farewell to Karen Christie, Vice President Member Services, who is retiring after over 36 years of dedicated service. Christie has been an invaluable asset to the corporate credit union, and her commitment and passion for serving members has left a deep-rooted mark on the credit union community. Her last day will be Friday, April 5.

Headshot of Karen Christie.
Karen Christie, Vice President Member Services.

Throughout Christie’s illustrious career at Corporate Central, she has exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and member-centric service. Her unwavering dedication to ensuring the financial well-being of members has been truly commendable, and her contributions have played a pivotal role in the success and growth of Corporate Central.

"As we say goodbye to Karen, we reflect on the remarkable legacy she leaves behind. Her unparalleled commitment to excellence and her genuine care for our members has set a standard for us all to follow," said Nancy Morgan, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. “We have so much gratitude for all that Karen so generously and kindly offered throughout these many years. Words cannot express how much she will be missed by all – members and coworkers alike.”

“Karen has not only been a trusted colleague but also a mentor and friend to many. Her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of members is truly inspirational,” added Heather Ristow, Senior Vice President/Chief Experience Officer. “As Karen embarks on this new chapter in her life, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for her years of service and wish her a retirement filled with joy, relaxation, and new adventures."

“I have had the incredible opportunity of bearing witness to a remarkable career and an even more remarkable woman for decades,” said Chris Felton, President/CEO. “Karen Christie, aka KC, began her unmatched run at Wisconsin Corporate Central Credit Union in 1987 in a part-time role. From there, she chartered her own career path at Corporate Central and what a career she crafted. Karen represents everything we are at Corporate Central. Her DNA is embedded in our systems and our souls. Karen is the consummate professional, the caregiver, the teacher, the genuine article, the model of integrity, and one of the most delightful human beings I have ever had the honor and privilege to know. I wish Karen all the happiness, health, and prosperity in the world as she begins this exciting new chapter.”

"I am truly grateful to Corporate Central, its outstanding leadership team, and staff, for entrusting me with the privilege to contribute to the credit union movement for so long,” Christie said. “I am honored to have served our members and humbled by the countless friendships forged throughout the years."

Christie’s departure marks the end of an era at Corporate Central, but her impact will continue to resonate within the credit union for years to come.

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