Royal Credit Union Announces Chief Internal Auditor

Apr 03 2017 | Written By Jennifer McHugh | Director of Public Affairs and Financial Education

Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Amy Schaefer Chief Internal Auditor. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Royal’s Audit Services Department. She also establishes goals and objectives for the department and develops and implements strategies to accomplish them.

Schaefer joined Royal in January 2001. Since then, she has held various positions within the Audit Services Department, most recently as the Audit Services Manager. In addition, she is a consultant on Royal’s Operational Committee, which evaluates and approves corporate-level projects for alignment with organizational strategy.

Schaefer graduated from UW-Eau Claire in December 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; in 2014, she received the Supervisory Management Certificate from UW-Eau Claire as well. She has also obtained the following professional and industry certifications: Certified Internal Auditor, Credit Union Compliance Expert, and Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert. Currently, Schaefer is a Director Emeritus for the Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors (ACUIA). In 2015, she received the ACUIA Excellence in Service award from the ACUIA Board Chairman.

Aside from her involvement with ACUIA, Schaefer volunteers with Junior Achievement at Sherman Elementary and United Way’s Day of Caring. She currently resides in Eau Claire with her husband and children.


About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union serving over 180,000 Members with 25 full service offices. Royal is driven by a core ideology which is built on strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 23 counties in Western Wisconsin or 12 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood.  Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, Wabasha, Washington, and Winona. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join the credit union. Visit or call Royal Credit Union at 1-800-341-9911 for more information.