Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

SEFCU Introduces New Chief Legal Officer Kendra Rubin, Esq.



SEFCU is pleased to announce that Kendra Rubin, Esq. has joined its executive team as Chief Legal Officer.

Rubin is a highly qualified attorney who brings to SEFCU nearly a decade of legal experience in the credit union industry, government, and the private sector.

Rubin will serve as SEFCU’s general counsel, working closely with both internal and external business partners, providing legal advice and strategy to senior management, and managing external legal counsel relationships. She will also oversee contract administration, regulatory compliance and advocacy. 

“I was drawn to SEFCU because of its sense of service, both to its members and the community.  My own personal sense of service drove my career in government, and I look forward to continuing that commitment to others while at SEFCU,” said Rubin. 

Rubin comes to SEFCU from the New York Credit Union Association where she served as Vice President of Government Affairs. In that role, Rubin was responsible for leading the NYCUA’s state and federal lobbying and advocacy efforts and helped to bring engagement with the Association to a 20-year high.

Prior to working with the NYCUA, Rubin held various positions with the State, including serving as Deputy Director for the Bureau of Program Counsel and Health Insurance with the New York State Department of Health and various positions within the New York State Executive Chamber where she worked directly with Governor Andrew Cuomo and senior staff, offering advice on legal issues related to board governance, the judiciary, information technology, local government, FOIL, record retention, and more.

“I am pleased to welcome Kendra to SEFCU,” said SEFCU President and CEO Michael Castellana. “With her specialized training and experience in credit unions and industry, she is perfectly suited to help lead SEFCU through our current challenges and to new heights.”

 

Rubin is a graduate of the University at Albany and Albany Law School. In 2017, she was named Albany Law School’s Rising Star in Government and in 2019, she was named one of City and State’s Albany Top 40 under 40.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation presented a $4,000 check to support the STRIDE Capital District Sled Warriors. The grant from Dick’s will aid the Capital District Sled Warriors team to travel to the Empire State Games and the Amelia Sled Hockey Tournament. The Capital District Sled Hockey was established in 2009 through STRIDE Adaptive Sports, an…
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jami Cordell and Zully Cordero as the newest members of the firm’s management team.  Jami Cordell is Marketing Manager, leading the firm’s marketing and PR functions. Jami started at the firm as a marketing coordinator in 2016 and has…
Troy, N.Y. – The Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Norris Pearson as the next president/CEO of the organization. Pearson, who leaves Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute following a long career as operations manager of the Houston Field House, will take on the chamber role on March 1. “The board is…
Feb
02
The Networking Lunch is a structured event, offered exclusively to Chamber members, providing a platform to expand your client base.  Registrations are…
Lunch and Networking
Feb
09
Join us for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration of Nature Vibez CBD & Wellness Store in Troy. There will be free samples,…
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Feb
09
Explore how to maximize business opportunities and benefits, as a Chamber member.  If you'd like to attend this event, please email Alicia Osur at [email protected]
Breakfast & Discussion