People’s Credit Union has promoted Heather L. Sweeney to Branch Manager of the Credit Union’s Newport Branch on Memorial Boulevard. Sweeney will be managing the day-to-day operations of the branch including personnel, staff training, and member relations covering all personal and business products & services. In addition, Sweeney will be an important part of the Credit Union’s community involvement for Aquidneck Island with special emphasis on the southern end of the Island and the Newport area. Previously, Sweeney was the Assistant Branch Manager for the Credit Union’s main office in Middletown and brings over 20 years of financial service experience with the past decade encompassing ever-increasing responsibilities in member service at the branch level for People’s. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the New England School of Finance and was a graduate of Bourne High School in Bourne, Massachusetts. She is a supporter of Relay for Life, assisting cancer survivors, and gives generously with her time to Habitat for Humanity on-site builds.
“Heather has proven herself time and time again over the past 10 plus years at People’s, not just in overall branch operations management but most significantly by building a rapport with our members through individualized recommendations on fulfilling their financial products and service needs. She embodies the spirit of People’s core philosophy of people helping people,” stated Jane McDurman, Vice President, Retail Administration for People’s Credit Union. “Heather deeply understands the importance of being a local and accessible on-Island financial partner for our members and that is why promoting her from Assistant Branch Manager in Middletown to Branch Manager in Newport was the perfect next step for all involved,” added McDurman.
“I am looking forward to evolving my responsibilities with People’s Credit Union in our Newport Branch office,” offered Heather Sweeney, Newport Branch Manager, People’s Credit Union. “Having spent many years at the Middletown office servicing the Credit Union’s members there, I look forward to meeting new members in Newport,” Sweeney added.