President and CEO of Genisys Credit Union in Auburn Hills. Genisys is one of the largest credit unions in Michigan with 140,000 members, 340 employees, and 24 full-service branches. Last year, Genisys sponsored or in some way supported more than 275 community events, and the Genisys team and their families volunteered more than 3,500 hours of their time. Genisys was named Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League and business of the year by the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce. It also has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press
for four consecutive years. Buchanan has led her company to offer leading-edge mobile and online applications. The credit union's mobile banking app was named one of the "Best Credit Union Mobile Banking Apps" by the financial website NerdWallet. Buchanan serves on the McLaren Oakland Foundation board of directors and the Baker College of Auburn Hills board of regents. She volunteers her time to the many events and causes supported by Genisys Credit Union, including AIDS walks, Walk for Warmth, Habitat for Humanity, and free tax preparation through the Accounting Aid Society, as well as animal causes she personally supports. Buchanan received the Pontiac Area Achievers Award from the Boy Scouts of America's Great Lakes Council for her community service. Previously, she spent much of her career at T&C Federal Credit Union, most recently as chief information officer. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Michigan. Buchanan received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Walsh College and her master's degree in information systems from Lawrence Technological University.