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OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (September 29, 2022) – Verve, a Credit Union, has been named to the 2022 List of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), marking the fourth straight year Verve has earned this distinguished recognition. Verve was one of 175 winning organizations out of 1,400 nominations from across the country.

Previously, Verve was named to the 2021, 2020, and 2019 Best and Brightest National Winner list; the 2021, 2020, and 2019 Best and Brightest in Milwaukee list; the 2021 Best and Brightest in Chicago list; and the 2020 and 2019 Best and Brightest in Wellness® list. The credit union will be honored during the NABR’s virtual Best and Brightest Summit Conference the week of November 7.

“At Verve, we are given the challenge and the privilege to lead,” said Kevin J. Ralofsky, president and CEO of Verve. “We welcome and expect each person to add value to the organization every day by leading from their unique strengths and skills set. Leaders do so much more than manage resources—they multiply energy. Our team members do that really well.”

Verve was nominated on a variety of categories—including compensation, benefits and employee solutions, employee enrichment, engagement and retention, employee education and development, recruitment, selection and orientation, employee achievement and recognition, communication and shared vision, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, community initiatives, and strategic company performance—and earned recognition by completing a lengthy self-assessment and submitting employee feedback through anonymous surveys.

“Verve, a Credit Union, has stood out during unpredictable times and has proven they are an employer of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program. “They continue to keep the needs of their employees first and provide perks that include development, wellbeing, work-life balance, rewards, and recognition. In addition, [Verve offers] a fantastic work culture and workplace environment that attracts and retains [elite] employees.”

Verve exemplifies the Best and Brightest® program’s mission of “Better Business, Richer Lives, Stronger Communities” through its ongoing commitment to sound business practices, employee enrichment, and impactful community engagement.


Founded in 1937, Verve, a Credit Union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.5 billion in assets and serves close to 65,000 members at 20 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or worships in 23 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, or statewide to anyone in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Minnesota through ACC membership. Federally insured by NCUA.