Amy Downs

Amy Downs began her career as a teller 35 years ago working for the Credit Union located in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. 

In 1995, she was one of the last survivors to be pulled from the rubble following the Oklahoma City bombing which killed 168 people including 18 of her 33 co-workers at the credit union.

Embracing her second chance at life, Amy launched a campaign of self-improvement and empowerment.  She went from a 355 lb couch potato to completing a Full Ironman Triathlon.  From a teller who couldn’t pass a math class to the CEO with a degree in Organizational Leadership and master’s degree in Business Administration.

Amy still works for the same credit union which also survived the bombing, now called Allegiance Credit Union, serving as the president and CEO. Amy is also the author of a book called Hope is a Verb: My Journey of Impossible Transformation which is available on Amazon. 

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