Charter Oak Employee Named Young Professional of the Year

Charter Oak Employee Named Young Professional of the Year

Alex Hau Honored During YP Organizaton's Annual Banquet in Mystic

Waterford, CT – Alex Hau, a Marketing Assistant with Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, has been named a "Young Professional of the Year" by the Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut organization.

Hau was one of three Young Professionals to receive the annual award during the Young Professionals of the Year Banquet on January 30th at the Latitude 41 Restaurant in Mystic. The event was attended by nearly 100 YP members and their guests.

"Alex epitomizes the spirit of this Young Professionals group," said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak's Chief Executive Officer. "He's always willing to lend a helping hand, and he's genuinely committed to giving back to his community. Our credit union is proud of employees like Alex, and we're proud to again be this year's Supporting Sponsor for the Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut," said Orenstein.

Hau has been a YP member since 2013. He joined Charter Oak in 2011 as a Teller and has also served as a Member Service Representative before joining the credit union's Marketing Department in 2013. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in business administration from the University of Connecticut. In addition to his involvement with the YP organization, he has served as the Membership Chairman of the Montville-based Chinese and American Cultural Assistance Association since 2011. Before joining Charter Oak, Hau was employed by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The YP organization, which has a membership of more than 200, is part of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. The group offers young professionals a variety of opportunities for professional networking and social relationships as well as volunteer events throughout the year that improve the economic vitality and quality of life in eastern Connecticut.

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