Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Janet Francoeur has more than earned her place in the Credit Union Hall of Fame for her lifetime achievements. For nearly 22 years she has served the Kankakee Valley Chapter of Credit Unions holding the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman at various times. She has volunteered to work at chapter community involvement projects including Child Safety Days, Shred Days, the Salvation Army food drives and identity theft seminars. Janet’s hard work and dedication has helped make the Kankakee Chapter well known and respected throughout the community.
Jan has also devoted the last seventeen years to helping make the Illinois Credit Union League and the ICUL Service Corporation national leaders within the credit union movement. Jan has served on the board of the League in various capacities, including Secretary/Treasurer and Chairman. She is one of only a handful of women ever serving in the position of Chairman. Janet has chaired the annual convention committee, served on the CUSG committee, the Executive Committee and the Legislative Committee. She is currently also a board member of the ICU Foundation In each of these roles Janet has served with pride, enthusiasm and dedication, all of which may be attributed to a strong leader.
Jan has also worked hard to make life better for credit union members in her community. She has worked for Riverside Community Credit Union in Kankakee for 23 years as CEO. She led the way for the credit union to receive a community charter thereby extending the credit union’s ability to serve more people. Jan further promotes the “people helping people” philosophy of credit union by leading Riverside Community Credit Union in providing fundraising assistance to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cystic Fibrosis, the Arthritis Foundation, the Children’s Miracle Network and the Bradley-Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce.
In all areas of her life, both professional and person, Jan exemplifies strong leadership, commitment ands dedication to helping her members, the community at large and the Illinois Credit Union League and its affiliates. She leads by example and is greatly admired by all those who have been touched by her.