Maine Credit Union League and Synergent Announce 2021 J. Thomas Gavin Scholarship Recipients

The Maine Credit Union League and Synergent are pleased to announce that the 2021 J. Thomas Gavin Scholarship has been awarded to Elliot Jordan and Meaghan McBreairty.

Elliot is a graduate of Windham High School and will be attending St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. He is a member of the Windham Chamber Singers and an inductee of the National Honor Society. In 2020, he earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Elliot is the son of Ben and Michelle Jordan. Ben is Synergent’s Senior Vice President of Information Technology.

Meaghan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Greely High School and will be attending the University of Maine – Orono. She plays trumpet and participated in her school’s morning jazz band, was a member of the field hockey team, and an inductee of the National Honor Society and the French Nation Honors Society. Meaghan is the daughter of Patti and Shawn McBreairty. Patti is a Senior Business Analyst for Synergent.

Each year, the scholarship program awards up to two $2,500 scholarships to dependent, college-bound children of employees of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent.

“The League and Synergent extend our congratulations and best wishes to both Elliot and Meaghan,” said Todd Mason, President/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent. “Over the past four years, these deserving scholarship recipients have each excelled both in and out of the classroom. I’m confident that their next academic journey will be just as successful.”

The scholarship was established in memory of the late J. Thomas Gavin, who worked for the League and Synergent for 35 years until his sudden passing in 2006. He began his career serving credit unions in 1971. In 1973, he was the first person tasked with forming an online data processing service for credit unions and was instrumental in the development of MECUL Services Corp (now Synergent). He also oversaw the development and maintenance of the Credit Union Service Center, where our organization is headquartered. At the time of his passing, he was the longest-tenured employee. He was known for his strong work ethic, passion for photography, sense of humor, and his caring, selfless nature.


About the Maine Credit Union League

 The Maine Credit Union League is a nonprofit, professional trade association that exists to serve Maine’s credit unions. Founded in 1938, the League’s mission is to help credit unions succeed and improve the financial lives of their members. As the trade association for Maine’s credit unions, the League provides advocacy, education, and other resources designed to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership. For more information, visit

About Synergent

Founded by credit unions in 1971, Synergent is a managed services provider that offers state-of-the-art and innovative core processing, in-demand payments, technology, and marketing services. As a service-driven and cost-effective host of Symitar’s Episys® core processing, Synergent provides credit unions with the products and services they need to succeed. No matter what the product, our clients can count on Synergent to choose it, install it, integrate it, and help credit unions get the most out of it so they can focus on providing the best service experience possible to their members. For more information on Synergent, please visit, or call 800-341-0180.