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Maureen Wolfe Named Women of Excellence Finalist

Rochester, NY — The Rochester Business Journal recently announced Maureen Wolfe, senior vice president/director, human resources & community impact, ESL Federal Credit Union, as a finalist for the 2021 Women of Excellence Award. The award recognizes high-achieving women for their tremendous career accomplishments. The women are selected based on their:

  • Professional experience
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership
  • Sustained commitment to mentoring

Wolfe earned her Bachelor’s from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She held a variety of human resource and management roles before joining the ESL team in 2005 as talent management manager. She was promoted to vice president in 2008 and to her current role as senior vice president in 2012.

Wolfe oversees six crucial teams at ESL in the human resources & community impact department: community impact, diversity, equity & inclusion, employee communications & engagement, learning & development, talent acquisition & employee relations, and total rewards. Under Wolfe’s leadership, ESL has been consistently recognized for exceptional workplace practices, having been named a Great Place to Work® 10 times since 2010.

Committed to uplifting the Greater Rochester community and giving back, Wolfe volunteers countless hours of her time to support area nonprofits. She currently serves as a member of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, and on the boards of the Monroe Community College Foundation and Thompson Health.

The 2021 Women of Excellence Award will be presented at a special virtual event on May 25, 2021. More information about the award can be found on website of the Rochester Business Journal.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With more than 100 years of locally owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 378,000 members and 11,800 businesses. Founded in 1920, the company provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage services, and wealth management services through its locally-based 22 branch network, telephone, mobile, online, and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs more than 870 people in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $8.2 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 26 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling more than $185 million. Since the creation of its Community Impact initiative in 2018, ESL has reinvested more than $40 million in grants throughout the community. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for 10 years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found online at

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For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications