ABOUT OUR TEAM
Why are we so passionate about credit unions? Because we are ALL former credit union marketers and, in fact, many of us have also worked in frontline positions, such as receptionist, branch supervisor and tellers. This gives us a unique understanding of the demands placed on executive leadership to demonstrate growth and the daily challenges that affect member-facing staff.
Amanda thomas | founder & president
A credit union veteran, Amanda has many years of marketing experience in credit unions ranging in size from $37 million to $200 million in assets. Her unique approach to marketing and passion for organizational culture and employee engagement has made TwoScore a vital partner of many credit unions across the United States.
Amanda is the recipient of many state and national awards, including the Ohio Credit Union League Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award, Trailblazer 40 Below, Crash the GAC, Crash Big.Bright.Minds and she was a finalist in the 2011 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition.
When she's not busy helping credit unions succeed, you can find her reading history books, watching her beloved Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, trying out a gourmet recipe, or planning her next travel adventure. As you may have guessed, she’s a bit of a Francophile! Don't be surprised if you also see her speaking outside of credit unions, sharing her love of marketing, culture, and leadership with others.
LIZ GARSTER | Vice president of marketing & client services
Liz joined TwoScore in 2016, bringing with her over five years of marketing experience at a mid-sized credit union. She has been an active leader in the credit union space through participation in Crash the GAC, involvement with her local credit union chapter, and the leading of several training presentations at industry conferences/events. In addition to her credit union efforts, Liz recently obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Capital University in Columbus.
Outside of credit union-land, you’re likely to find Liz attending or teaching a yoga class, hiking the Cuyahoga Valley National Park with her husband and pup Kobe, or helping women through her intuitive eating coaching side hustle.
tara kochansky | director of client experience
Tara joined TwoScore in 2018 to help credit unions tell their powerful and impactful stories in a client management capacity. Prior to joining TwoScore, Tara began her work in financial services as a bank teller, working her way up through supervisor and loan officer. She eventually transitioned to credit unions, working in marketing roles for most of her tenure.
When she’s not delighting clients at TwoScore, Tara enjoys spending time with her family or relaxing with a good book or playlist. Or, when she’s up for an adventure, you may find Tara underwater as a Certified Advanced Open water Scuba Diver!