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Good has never been an acceptable standard for Bryn Vaupel, SVP for retail delivery at the $759 million Educational Systems Federal Credit Union in Greenbelt, Md.

The latest Trailblazers 40 Below honoree has lived by one simple, Jim Collins-inspired philosophy that “good is the enemy of great.”

“Even in the greatest and most beloved organizations, it requires constant vigilance to not settle for good and work hard for great. Even if we did something well I always ask how we can do it better,” said Vaupel, who learned about credit unions from her parents, lifelong members. She said she jumped at the chance to work at a credit union when the opportunity arose.

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