PenFed Credit Union VP and Chief Content Officer Andrea McCarren Named ‘PRNEWS Digital Leader of the Year’

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Andrea McCarren was recognized for leadership of PenFed Digital in the 2021 Digital and Social Media Awards PenFed VP and Chief Content Officer Andrea McCarren

TYSONS, Va., June 17, 2021– Andrea McCarren, VP and Chief Content Officer of PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second-largest federal credit union, was named Digital Leader of the Year in the PRNEWS 2021 Digital and Social Media Awards. The annual awards program, directed by PRNEWS and The Social Shake-Up, honors the most outstanding digital and social media communicators and their campaigns. McCarren leads PenFed Digital, the groundbreaking digital storytelling division of PenFed Credit Union, and is an award-winning, nationally recognized journalist with decades of experience.

“What an honor it is to be named Digital Leader of the Year by PRNEWS,” said McCarren. “It is my greatest passion to share stories of inspiration, resilience and service, and I’m proud to work alongside so many talented members of our team at PenFed Digital who also see storytelling as a powerful means of making a difference.”

“This award demonstrates the power of storytelling and social media, when a team like ours is fully supported by corporate leadership,” continued McCarren. “I’m incredibly proud of PenFed Digital and the positive impact our team has had, especially on veterans and military families.”

McCarren created the credit union industry’s first digital storytelling team when she joined PenFed in 2019. PenFed Digital includes former journalists, a Marine Corps veteran and a military spouse. Together, their work has been recognized with more than 30 Emmy Awards.

PenFed Digital recently won 10 awards at the 42nd Annual Telly Awards for the creative content they produced, even amid the challenges of the pandemic. Earlier this year, a PenFed Digital docuseries about a promising treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress was selected to be showcased at two international film festivals.

“I am immensely proud to see Andrea’s hard work recognized by PRNEWS,” said James Schenck, PenFed Credit Union president/CEO and PenFed Foundation CEO. “Recruiting Andrea McCarren and the team she built under her leadership was one of the best strategic decisions I’ve made. Witnessing the positive impact her team has had on our brand and the tremendous reach they have across America is truly inspiring.”

To view content produced by PenFed Digital, please visit PenFed’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn accounts.

The full list of PRNEWS Digital & Social Media Awards honorees can be found here.

About PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving over 2.3 million members worldwide with $28 billion in assets. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading certificates, checking, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and a wide range of other financial services. Our mission is to empower members of our community to achieve their financial well-being. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit PenFed.org, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.