20 Under 40: Jen McFadden

Director of Marketing & Brand Development
Northwest Community Credit Union

Age: 39

“If you’re on Jen’s team, you never need to wonder where you stand—she always has your back, does an excellent job of providing positive and constructive feedback, and always lets you know your work is appreciated. She’s also quick to give credit where it’s due, refusing to take credit for others’ work. Jen inspires hard work, loyalty, and pride in her team.”

Fatemeh Fakhraie, Northwest Community Credit Union


Jen McFadden worked her way from a teller position at Northwest Community Credit Union to Director of Marketing & Brand Development. McFadden cares about local business and young professionals as the YP Council marketing and communications chair and the YP Summit steering committee for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. She previously served on the Relief Nursery’s auxiliary board and teaches financial literacy in schools and community organizations.

Get to know them

Q: What is it about working in Eugene that you find the most compelling?

The most compelling thing about working in Eugene is being a part of the incredible partnerships across sectors and neighborhoods. The comradery among fellow professionals is so helpful and connecting with others is one of the best things about working in Eugene.


Q: What mentors, colleagues, and partnerships have inspired you in your career development?

There are so many people that have inspired me in my career. My first inspiring experience was a Leadership Development Program conducted at NWCU. It was empowering and I realized the importance of constantly learning and growing in your career. Recently I’ve joined the Eugene YP council and I’ve had the opportunity to connect with some incredibly talented people with a strong vision for their personal and professional lives. It’s been such a rewarding experience.


Q: What advice do you have for those people out there who want to step up and help lead our community?

Don’t wait. Get involved. You are qualified.