Renee Cowan, president/CEO of Albany Firemen’s FCU, was named to the Albany Business Review’s 2019 “40 Under 40” list. This marks the 20th year the publication has published the annual list, which recognizes the Capital Region’s best and brightest young professionals.
Cowan began her career in 2005 as teller under the tutelage of her father Mike Tobler – the credit union’s former president/CEO and a member of the New York Credit Union Association’s board of directors. After earning her bachelor’s degree in business from Siena College, Cowan was promoted to chief operations officer. In June 2018, she was named CEO.
During her time in the credit union movement, Cowan has been involved with the Capital Chapter, where she currently serves as Chapter Council secretary and formerly served as chapter vice president. She was also one of the founding members of the Association’s Young Professionals Commission.
Cowan is an active participant in local, state and federal events. She frequently attends the Association’s State Governmental Affairs Conference and the Annual Meeting & Convention, as well as CUNA GAC.