2017 Rising Star Award Winner

Lauren Coleman

Lauren Coleman

HR Payroll Coordinator
Smart Financial Credit Union

Houston, TX

Coleman was honored as an emerging professional in the credit union industry. She has been in the HR department at Smart Financial Credit Union for just over 3 years. She started as a part-time student while in her last year at the University of Texas with a degree in Corporate Communications. The skills and education she obtained has been perfect for an HR career. Coleman had no idea that she was destined to be an HR Star; however, she instantly fell in love with human resources.

Coleman quickly advanced her role at Smart Financial and has done so much more than just payroll. She is continually working on projects that have created extraordinary results such as revamping Smart Financial’s HR Board Report, HR’s Best of 2016, and Researching & Applying for NCUA Grants to offer financial wellness education to their employees and members. Additionally, she was hand selected as one of 10 credit union employees to be a brand champion for the credit union.

As you can see, she is definitely a Rising Star and we can’t wait to see more from her!