Charter Oak announces new positions in a round of promotions

Waterford - Charter Oak Federal Credit Union announced Wednesday that it has promoted six employees, including Kim Bryant of Lisbon to the new post of assistant vice president of human resources.

The credit union, which moved to new headquarters on Industrial Drive last month, also promoted three branch managers to the newly created position of branch officer and named two others as branch managers.

"I'm proud to announce their well-deserved promotions," Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak's chief executive, said in a statement. "They've all demonstrated strong leadership qualities, and they will serve as important role models and mentors for our newer employees across our organization."

Bryant, with Charter Oak for the past 12 years, worked her way up the ranks as a teller, training specialist, benefits administrator and supervisor. Two years ago, she became the manager of human resources.

The three new branch officers, named to a position that reflects "extensive branch and operations experience, leadership and outstanding service to Charter Oak," according to a press release, are Sonya Armstrong of Brooklyn, Virgen Pettini of Mystic and Namie Tedford of Uncasville.

Armstrong, a credit union employee since 2005, has been a teller, member service representative and work leader. She currently manages Charter Oak's Dayville and Killingly High School branches.

Pettini, who has been with the credit union for nearly two decades, followed the same progression as Armstrong, winning promotion to branch manager at Charter Oak's Boston Post Road office in Waterford in 2005.

Tedford, manager of the Norwich and Willimantic branches, has been a Charter Oak employee since 1985. She had been a teller, member service representative and member relations coordinator before assuming her post as branch manager in 2005.

New branch managers announced Wednesday were Kayla Burgess in Putnam and Jeannettia Hunt at the Pawcatuck office.

Burgess, of Danielson, previously served as a member service representative and supervisor. Hunt, of Groton, had been a teller, member service rep, work leader and member relations coordinator before being promoted to supervisor at the Niantic branch three years ago.

l.howard@theday.com

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