Chief Executive Officer, Opportunities Credit Union
Cheryl Fatnassi is the CEO and President of Opportunities Credit Union in Winooski, Vermont. Fatnassi was the COO for Opportunities until March of 2008, assuming her role as CEO after the retirement of Opportunities’ founder, Caryl Stewart. Fatnassi has over 38 years of experience working in financial services and was formerly Senior VP for IT Systems & Planning at Banknorth Group, where she managed technology, retail banking, CRA and compliance.
She serves on a number of local and national boards advocating for low-income and under-served members of her community, promoting fair housing, job creation and access to affordable financial services. She has led successful capital campaigns and attracted social investments to effect change in the community she serves. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in French and Economics and the New England School of Banking at Williams College.