MIRAMAR, Fla. – Tropical Financial Credit Union is proud to announce that Kara Yaquinta is among 31 credit union professionals and volunteers named as 2021 Credit Union Rock Stars by the editorial team at Credit Union Magazine. She is the only South Florida representative among the 2021 honorees.
The Credit Union Rock Stars program recognizes outstanding professionals and volunteers from a wide range of disciplines who use their unique strengths to advance the missions of their credit unions. The winners were selected for their exceptional creativity, innovation, and passion.
Yaquinta was named a Credit Union Rock Star for the work she did as a digital content strategist. In that role, she oversaw the credit union’s Get Beyond Money initiative providing judgment-free financial advice to members and the community at large. She built out the platform’s resources with custom videos, articles, checklists and a dedicated podcast which she produces and hosts.
Her success overseeing Get Beyond Money and other content channels at Tropical Financial earned Yaquinta a promotion as digital marketing strategist. She now oversees all digital marketing strategies to deliver business leads and find more targeted ways to communicate with existing members.
“Kara has definitely made her mark at Tropical Financial and in the industry as a whole since she joined us four years ago,” said Amy McGraw, Vice President of Marketing/Chief Experience Officer. “She is a young professional who is passionate about helping people. As a result, she is always thinking of innovative ways to educate them on personal finance matters, as well as the value of being a member of a not-for-profit credit union.”
“I am very grateful to be recognized for his honor,” said Yaquinta. “I just love doing what I do each day so getting recognized for it on a national scale is thrilling and humbling at the same time.”
Yaquinta is also an active member of the Tropical Community Action Team, which supports charitable causes like the Humane Society of Broward County’s Walk for the Animals, Susan G. Komen, and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). She is also a member of the board of the League of Southeastern Credit Union’s Southernmost Chapter’s Young Professional Group.
“The 2021 class of Rock Stars is diverse in its backgrounds and strengths,” said Michelle Willits, publisher of Credit Union Magazine. “During the past year’s trying times, these Credit Union Rock Stars used their unique characteristics to serve their members, their communities, and their co-workers.”
Yaquinta’s full story appears on CUNA News, a website published by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). She along with other winners will be profiled in a special digital issue of Credit Union Magazine.