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OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (March 4, 2022) – Verve, a Credit Union, was recently named to the 2021 Top 101 Employers in the nation on the Fall 2021 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list administered by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Previously, Verve was named to the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in the Milwaukee and Chicago regions, as well as earning the national honor in 2020 and 2021.

Companies are nominated and selected based on a lengthy assessment completed by the nominees and anonymous surveys sent to their team members. Verve was evaluated on a variety of categories, including compensation, benefits/employee solutions, employee enrichment, engagement/retention, employee education/development, recruitment, selection/orientation, employee achievement/recognition, communication/shared vision, diversity/inclusion, work-life balance, community initiatives, and strategic company performance.

“Recruiting top-tier talent is a high priority for Verve, and when talent can choose from a wide range of industries, it’s a particular source of pride for our team to be honored as one of the top 101 employers in the U.S.,” said Karrie Drobnick, Chief Marketing + Strategy Officer at Verve. “Culture is woven into every strategic decision we make. Seeing Verve named a workplace of choice not just locally, but in the nation, is the result of putting people at the heart of decision making, communication, hiring and development opportunities.”

“The Great Resignation is impacting so many employers around the globe and we know that creating a best-in-class workplace leads to higher engagement and better team member retention,” said Kevin J. Ralofsky, president and CEO of Verve. “It also requires intentional effort for us and is achieved through servant leadership culture tools, consistent and purposeful communication, leadership development, monthly one-on-one coaching and a robust wellbeing program. These and a variety of other programs and tools empower Verve team members to excel and bring their best selves to everything they do and our members feel the difference.”

Demonstrating the Best and Brightest Programs’ mission of “Better Business, Richer Lives, Stronger Communities,” Verve is being recognized for its ongoing commitment to exhibiting sound business practices, empowering employee enrichment and positively impacting the surrounding community. In addition to offering servant leadership training and an award-winning wellness program, Verve is well known in the community for its acts of kindness known as Random Acts of Verve.


Founded in 1937, Verve, a Credit Union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with nearly $1.5 billion in assets and serves more than 64,000 members at 20 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in 25 counties throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota and to employees of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Fox River Paper Co., the medical services industry and the immediate family of any current member. Federally insured by NCUA.