All-Star Music Country Jam

Nutzy, Tianna and Nutasha
Torin gets interviewed by ABC8

The Richmond Flying Squirrels held their annual All-Star Week in early July and Astyra staff decided to join in on the festivities!

Monday’s event was a Country Music Jam with country stars Big & Rich at the Richmond International Raceway. Our Corporate Communications Specialist Tianna met with Nutzy and Nutasha and took a selfie.

Our newest Account Admin Torin was interviewed by ABC8 on his experience at All-Star Week. The news station also got a sneak peek of our President Sam and his wife walking!

Click here to see the video.

Our Controller Chris and his family went to the Eastern League All-Star game at the Diamond on Wednesday. After the game ended, there were fireworks to celebrate the end of All-Star Week!

We’re glad to have gotten the chance to check out another event by the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The last time we attended an event by the baseball team, Brenna won a competition. Read more here.

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Astyra CEO Ken Ampy in the CUNA campaign

Our CEO, Ken Ampy attended the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC) in Washington D.C. earlier this week. Board members throughout the nation come to this event to expand their knowledge and discuss current events in the credit union community.

The CUNA GAC also provides attendees the chance to hear from representatives and leaders to reiterate why credit unions are necessary, what challenges they face and how to overcome them.

The event offers different campaigns participants can engage in. Ken was involved in the “Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union” campaign: an effort to raise awareness among the public on the benefits of banking with a credit union.

The CUNA GAC was a great success with over 5,000 attendees which is the biggest turnout to date!

Executive Education

Ken at one of the CUES sessions
Our CEO, Ken Ampy, was selected to serve as Chairman of the Governance committee for the Virginia Credit Union. 

At $3.6 billion in assets, VACU is the largest State-charted credit union in the Commonwealth.
To prepare for the role, this summer Ken spent a week in Toronto attending the CUES Governance Leadership Institute Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Completing the program earned Mr. Ampy the designation of Certified Credit Union Director (CCD).

Out & About In Atlanta, Detroit and Las Vegas!

Lee at the Emergency Response Panel
Brenna Biggs at the NMSDC Conference
Ken at the Money20/20 Conference

Astyra was selected by Dominion Energy to attend the Energizing Powerful Connections; 14th Annual Utility Industry Supplier Diversity Event in Atlanta. Director of Fulfillment, Lee Rattigan and Account Manager, Brenna Caton participated in Case Study Panels and Power Pitches related to the Utility/Energy industry.

Lee was invited to participate in a panel revolving around Emergency Response.
Lee and Brenna also attended the NMSDC Conference in Detroit, MI where they had the opportunity to network with companies as a diverse supplier.
In October, Ken Ampy attended the Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas. Money20/20 is the world’s largest conference for ideas, connections and deals in Payments and Financial Services. FinTech is the fast emerging industry around new technologies and innovations that aims to compete with traditional methods in the delivery of financial services.
Ken attended the conference on behalf of the Virginia Credit Union where he serves as a board member.

2016 Board Appointments

Astyra staff at the Chamber's Annual Luncheon
Sam Young testing out the BRT routes with the Chamber's President, Kim Scheeler.

Over the summer, Sam Young stepped down after a 1-year term as Chair of the Board for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

During his term, Sam led initiatives, such as the InterCity Visit to Nashville, the Port of Richmond expansion, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, and Workforce development for the region.
Sam passed the gavel to Ned Massey of WestRock.
No time was wasted, as Sam found himself immediately at the helm of another local organization. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Metropolitan Business League.
The second half of the company’s founding duo continues to be quite busy in the community involvement arena as well.
Ken Ampy, having concluded a 7-year run on the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation Board, was appointed by Governor McAuiffle to the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) board for a 4-year term. Ken hopes to bring his experience on the Old Dominion Board of Visitors to bare for all State colleges and universities.
Additionally, Ken joined the Virginia Credit Union Board as an Associate Board member. VACU has become a significant presence in the Virginia financial community topping $3 Billion in assets for the first time earlier this year.
Appointment to SCHEV. Ken Ampy with Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kelly Thomasson.