Alumnus Lindsey Ramos is paving an incredible path in banking
November 9, 2022
MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University alumnus and Quadripartite Cities Planning Advisory Council Member Lindsey Ramos has carved out an incredible path for herself in the world of banking. Beginning his educational career at WIU, Ramos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing in 2005. Ramos worked as Senior Vice President of Member Experience at IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union during of the last seven years.
While at WIU, Ramos interned at Metrobank and never looked back. At the time of her internship, she was attending both Black Hawk College and WIU in pursuit of a dual-enrollment degree that worked around her busy schedule and allowed her to work full-time and go to college. full-time school.
“I was able to graduate while gaining work experience,” Ramos said. “I used to put $2 for every $7 I made from my internship into a college savings account.”
Although Ramos credits much of her success to her college experience, she reflects a lot on the decisions she made in high school.
“In high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do in my career,” Ramos said. “I was in a co-op program and quit school half the day to work at a community bank. I remember telling my dad that I wanted to own my own business one day, and that’s which led me to my degree in business management.I never left the banking industry, and now I oversee the member experience team at IHMVCU, which is a team of over 200 people who interact with our members and serve them on a daily basis.”
Ramos hopes to stay involved with her alma mater through her appointment to WIU’s planning advisory committee. This committee meets quarterly to discuss campus initiatives toward academia, student experience, and fundraising goals supporting institutional priorities.
When asked what advice she would give to a WIU student, Ramos chose to remain grateful to her university.
“Stay the course and don’t give up,” Ramos said. “There was never a single day that I regretted graduating from WIU. I remain grateful that WIU-QC was even an option for me when I was going to school.”
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Posted by: Lexi Yoggerst ([email protected])
University Communications and Marketing Office