The CUPP | Episode 23: Women Leading with Grace: CEO Charlotte Nemec's Trailblazing Journey

Released September 27, 2023 | Join Charlotte Nemec, President and CEO of Canopy Credit Union in Spokane, Washington, and recent winner of NAFCU’s CEO of the Year award, for a discussion about women in leadership. Learn about some of the challenges Nemec has encountered and how she’s found inspiration and balance in her leadership journey. 

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Key Takeaways

  • Hear about Nemec’s experience and leadership trajectory in the credit union industry. 
  • Dive into the unique challenges that women in leadership face, especially those at a smaller credit union. 
  • Discover key insights for successful leadership strategies. 

Presented By

Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU
Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU

Ann Petros was named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in October 2021. In her role, Petros oversees NAFCU’s advocacy on various regulatory developments from federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Petros joined NAFCU in June 2016 as a regulatory affairs counsel and was promoted to senior regulatory affairs counsel in June 2018. Since starting at NAFCU, Petros has led the association’s advocacy on housing finance issues as well as Federal Communications Commission regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Charlotte Nemec

Charlotte Nemec began her career in the credit union industry in 1995 and currently serves as President/CEO of Canopy Credit Union (Spokane, WA). Nemec is passionate about the success of her team, Canopy’s members and the community. Canopy is a designated Community Development Financial Institution that strives to create a happier and healthier community through financial inclusion. Nemec is well known in the credit union community for her insightful, authentic approach to leadership and was named NAFCU CEO of the Year in 2023. She is supported by her husband, daughter and the team at Canopy Credit Union.