Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Announces Two LEADS Fellows


LOWELL, MA – Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is pleased to announce two employees will join the Leaders Engaged and Activated to Drive System-wide change (LEADS) program as part of the class of 2021-2022.  Alison Hughes, Assistant Vice President – Community Engagement Officer,and Anexis Sanchez, Assistant Vice President – Member Contact Centerwill be representing Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union in the program.

The LEADS Fellowship program announced the selection of 65 Fellows to participate in a seven-month-long program, hosted by Harvard Business School professionals, focused on amplifying their leadership skills and decision making to create change in the community.LEADS was initially created as an executive leadership program and has since evolved into a program meant to catalyze, cultivate, and connect leaders to heightentheir skills to make a difference in their communities.

Mark S. Cochran

“We are excited to have Alison and Anexis representing us and work alongside so many outstanding leaders in this LEADS class,” said Mark S. Cochran, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Their involvement will have a lasting impact on our communities, our organization, and their personal and professional development.”

Alison Hughes joined the Credit Union in 2017 and serves as the Assistant Vice President – Community Engagement Officer. Alison is the community face of the Credit Union, developing and fostering relationships with community and nonprofit leaders to promote Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and the We Share a Common Thread Foundation. Alison servers on the board of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce and is a 2019 graduate of Public Matters.

Anexis Sanchez is the Assistant Vice President – Member Contact Center andhas been with the Credit Union since 2010. She oversees a team of 25 that responds to all inbound, outbound, and digital communications made to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. She is active in her community, serving as the treasurer of a local church, and volunteers her time with nonprofits such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell.

About Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union:

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was established in 1912 and is a full-service, community-based financial cooperative. Locally owned by 93,000 members with $1.7 billion in assets, Jeanne D’Arc operates eight full-service branches in Lowell, Dracut (2), Tyngsboro, Chelmsford, Methuen and Westford, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire; high-school branches at Lowell High, Dracut High, and Nashua High School South; a loan center in Lowell; and a mortgage center in Chelmsford.

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