Photo: Jeff Balestrini, Chief Lending Officer, Service 1st and Seth Loff, Member Service Specialist, Service 1st and 2017 Northwest Susquehanna Chapter of Credit Unions Youth Ambassador.
Service 1st Federal Credit Union Member Service Specialist Seth Loff will represent the Northwest Susquehanna Chapter of Credit Unions at the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s (PCUA) 2017 Youth Ambassador Contest. The contest will be held in May during the PCUA’s Annual Convention in Hershey, PA.
“It’s an honor to represent the Northwest Susquehanna Chapter of Credit Unions,” said Seth Loff, Youth Ambassador, Northwest Susquehanna Chapter of Credit Unions and Member Service Specialist, Service 1st. “This experience has already provided me with the opportunity to meet new people and further develop relationships with some people I’ve known for a while. I also enjoy seeing first-hand the positive influence our credit unions are having in the lives of our members and I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Seth is a 2011 graduate of Bloomsburg High School and 2015 graduate of Bloomsburg University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with a minor in Business Management.
“Seth is a bright, articulate young credit union professional,” said Linda Brown, Chief Administrative Officer, Service 1st. “We’re proud to have him as part of the Service 1st team and excited for him to be representing Service 1st and the Chapter at the competition in Hershey.”
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association developed the Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania Contest in 1976 to help young people learn about the history, philosophy, and operation of credit unions.
“Credit Union Youth Ambassadors are important to us because they work to positively impact the credit union movement and the communities we serve through networking, mentorships, and collaboration,” said Brenda Raker, President, Northwest Susquehanna Chapter of Credit Unions and President/CEO, Northumberland County Schools Federal Credit Union. “Involving young members in our credit union chapters allow credit unions to become more relevant to a younger audience. The Youth Ambassador Contest allows the young credit union member an opportunity for career development while strengthening the collaborative spirit of young credit union professionals.”
Youth Ambassador contestants gain experience in interpersonal communication and public speaking. The state winner also serves as a role model to encourage young people to participate in their credit union. Kelsey Bistline from First Capital Credit Union is the 2016 Pennsylvania Youth Ambassador.
Seth Loff resides in Bloomsburg, PA. He is the son of Michelle and Jeff Loff of Bloomsburg, PA.