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Meet Our New CEO, Melanie Riedl!

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Section 705 Federal Credit Union is thrilled to introduce the new 705 CEO, Melanie Riedl! Melanie has been within the credit union industry for the past 12 years at UL Federal Credit Union and 18 years within the financial industry. During that time, she has acquired many skills that are sure to bring the credit union to the next level. She began as the Marketing Manager and later became the Compliance Officer, Building Committee Chair, Grant Committee Chair, a member of the Asset Liability Management Committee and settled into her role as the Vice President of Development and Strategic Initiatives and part of the Executive Management Team.  

Melanie is a 2016 graduate from the Southeast Regional Credit Union School of Management earning honors for both her individual project and group project. She is a 2001 honors graduate from UL Lafayette earning her degree in Public Relations and Business.

Before joining the credit union, Melanie served in the Louisiana National Guard and is an Alumni of University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Melanie has served as President, Vice President and Secretary for the Lafayette Chapter of Credit Unions and as a member of various committees for the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council.

She has been a guest speaker at both National and State Credit Union Conferences and Schools.  She is a Certified Credit Union Compliance Expert and a Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert as well as a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. She serves as a founding member of the Louisiana Credit Union Compliance Peer Panel.

Melanie was named one of CUNA’s 2018 Credit Union Rock Stars and CUNA’s 2019 Compliance Champion.

Melanie is a native of Acadiana, growing up in Abbeville, and has lived in Lafayette for the past 25 years.

Melanie has an infectious smile, always puts the member first, and is an amazing leader! We know that you will love her just as much as we do.