Meet the 205: Linda Cencula

Cencula has worked in the finance industry for 34 years and served as Avadian president and CEO since 2001. Since then, she has spearheaded many of the credit union’s biggest milestones, including a major rebranding in 2015. She joined Avadian as vice president of credit union development in 1991 when the company was called Alabama Telco Credit Union.

Alma Mater The University of Alabama (degree in communications); The University of Phoenix (master’s degree in organizational management)

Toughest Challenge This changes periodically. Right now, I’m trying to get in 10,000 steps per day.

Favorite Charities American Cancer Society and Magic Moments

Smartphone Apps Fitbit and Facebook

Dessert Soft, chewy cookies from anywhere at any time