Soma worked for major savings and loan and commercial banks prior to joining Credit Union of New Jersey (formerly NJDOT Credit Union) in 1994. Soma’s career started at the credit union as the branch manager of the parkway office. She was promoted few times and now holds the position of an EVP/Chief Operations Officer. Soma has over 30 years of experience in the financial service industry and earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance from India.
Soma is certified by the American Institute of Banking in Supervisory Management, Customer Service, Real Estate Banking, Business Administration and Accounting. Soma has completed the Management Enrichment Training Program (MERIT) through the Credit Union League. Soma is a certified BDS (Business Development Sales) Master Trainer, CUNA Certified Compliance Expert and also a Predictive Index analyst. Soma belongs to the CUES and CUNA’s Operations, Lending, Marketing and Information Technology Councils. Soma is also a recipient of the Dean’s list graduated with the highest honor from National Credit Union Institute. Soma was on the Professional Advisory Group for the NJ Credit Union League for many years. Soma has completed two years with Filene Research Institute as an i3 member and was on the Advisory Panel for the Ford Foundation Grant.
Soma has completed the CUES CEO Institute program from Wharton Business School, Cornell and UVA Darden School of Business and is a Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE). Soma currently in on Seton Hall University’s Advisory Council Board for Member Experience and on the NCR’s Solution Advisory Board. Soma is also the Executive Liaison for the Credit’s CUSO (Member Support Services) Soma is on the Credit Union’s ALCO Committee and on the Board for the Credit Union’s Foundation.
Soma currently has an extensive scope under her which includes the branches, call center, marketing, business development, sales and service, support services, compliance, core and information system.