WINSTON-SALEM — Annette Knight, chief experience officer at Allegacy Federal Credit Union, has been recognized as an honoree in The Business Journal’s 17th annual Women in Business awards program.
The Business Journal’s Women in Business program honors extraordinary businesswomen in the Triad for outstanding contributions to their profession, employers and community. The Business Journal recognized 24 outstanding leaders, including executives at major global and local employers to entrepreneurs and small-business owners, all of whom have left an indelible mark on the region as a whole through community involvement, mentorship and advocacy.
Knight joined Allegacy in 2013 and has 30 years of financial services experience. She spent most of her career in human resources serving in various capacities for North Carolina based financial organizations.
“She is clearly an outstanding professional, mentor and colleague that always demonstrates the very best in ethical leadership,” said Cathy Pace, Allegacy president and CEO. “She is a mentor, teacher and friend and willingly makes herself available to all 350 employees at Allegacy every day. She truly lives out the Allegacy promise of doing right for the wellbeing of our employees and our members.”
Nominations were solicited from across the Triad by The Business Journal and through a range of partnerships with business organizations. A panel of judges reviewed each application, evaluated the nominations and selected the honorees. Judges considered nominees’ performance in their job, their stature in their industry and their engagement in their community in selecting the honorees.
Each honoree was recognized at a luncheon in April and was featured online and in a special publication highlighting accomplishments, experiences and motivations.