Andrew Rogers

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Andrew Rogers | 38 | Senior vice president of operations and chief operating officer, Westerly Community Credit Union

What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? Continuing advancements in technology, including [artificial intelligence]. Partnering with and learning from the fintech industry helps to ensure community financial institutions adapt and maintain their competitive advantages.

What is the best advice you have ever received? “Life is precious, live it well.” – Joseph Cugini

Where do you see yourself in five years? By that time, I will have three children [younger than] 10, so undoubtedly having a lot of fun with them! As for my career, I enjoy what I do each day – helping people achieve financial success.

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What was your first job? I worked at a golf course in southern Rhode Island. During the day I would assist in the pro shop, clean golf carts, and in the evenings wash dishes at the restaurant.

What is your greatest attribute that you bring to your job? I really enjoy watching younger staff members grow into their potential and succeed.

Fox or MSNBC? The Weather Channel.

What led you to pursuing a career in your current industry? I began working at the Westerly Community Credit Union as a high school intern in my junior year. The internship was a great opportunity to learn from professionals, hands-on, at an early age. I have now been there for 22 years. From Day 1, I learned the credit union way, “People Helping People.”