2022 UP Chapter of MCUL Person of the Year
Kristina Hakkola - Embers Credit Union
Pictured above is the years winner, Kristina Hakkola
Kristina Hakkola's credit union journey began almost 15 years ago with U.P. Catholic Credit Union in Marquette. Beginning her career as a teller, Kristina quickly became committed to the credit union mission and the people she served. She was later promoted to Lead Teller and took every opportunity to learn and grow both in and outside of her role. Always bringing a positive presence, Kristina stepped up as a leader through many credit union changes, including a rebrand to Embers Credit Union and two mergers in Alger and Delta counties. Her dedication, knowledge, and leadership through the years paved the way for her to advance into management and her current position as a dual Branch Manager of the Embers Munising and Trenary Offices. Though already incredibly busy as a top producer, she always manages to make time to volunteer after hours, not only in Alger County but in Marquette and Delta County as well! Her efforts led her to become one of the top volunteers at Embers in 2022. Kristina continues to work each day with an unwavering commitment to the Embers team and community members. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, Greg, and son, Brennan. Kristina also enjoys hiking, walks on the beach, and loves to travel.
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