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Ideal Credit Union’s Amara Mackey Named Notable Leader in Banking & Finance

Amara Mackey

(Woodbury, MN – July 20, 2023) – Ideal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Twin Cities Business Magazine has recognized Amara Mackey among the Twin Cities top executives in financial services.

Mackey is currently vice president of finance at Ideal Credit Union. She was profiled in Twin Cities Business Magazine’s special section recognizing Notable Leaders in Finance in the June/July issue.

Twin Cities Business Magazine selected top executives in financial services to recognize for their industry leadership and contributions in the community.

“Amara Mackey is an outstanding finance leader who is also known for her ability mentor and lead teams at Ideal Credit Union,” said Ideal Credit Union President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “Everyone at Ideal Credit Union offers their congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”

Mackey first joined Ideal Credit Union to work in a teller position while she was still in high school. Then as she pursued a degree in accounting, Mackey continued to advance her career at Ideal Credit Union getting hands-on experience. Now, with more than a decade of service to our members, Mackey’s contributions include a variety of management roles in accounting, risk management, and finance leadership.

About Ideal Credit Union

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, business services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the Stillwater/Oak Park Heights” several years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette, “Best Credit Union in the Forest Lake Area” by readers of the Forest Lake Times, and was named a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace. Insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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