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SIU Credit Union Sponsors Knock Hunger Food Drive

Food and Monetary Donation Presented to Marion Ministerial Alliance

Carbondale, IL- August 11, 2016  With support from our staff, members, communities, and partners, the SIU Credit Union sponsored Knock Hunger Out of the Park food drive was a success. Approximately $7,500 in non-perishable food and monetary donations were collected to benefit the Marion Ministerial Alliance.

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“I’m very pleased that our staff put so much heart into this year’s Knock Hunger out of the Park food drive.  Everyone at SIU Credit Union is incredibly dedicated to making a difference in the communities that we serve,” said Karli Feldhake, Vice President of Marketing for SIU Credit Union. “We had a blast at Miners game and to top it off we surpassed our food drive goal!  Thank you to our staff, members, and community partners for their overwhelming support.”

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SIU Credit Union Announces Executive Promotions

August 1, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union today announced several promotions within the company’s senior management team.  Sandy Taylor, formerly Assistant Vice President of Finance, has been promoted to Vice President of Finance; and Karli Feldhake, formerly Marketing Director, has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing.

Sandy Taylor

Photo: Sandy Taylor, Vice President of Finance

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SIU Credit Union Names Lantrip New President/CEO

Mike Lantrip

Photo: Mike Lantrip, President/CEO

July 27, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union has announced the appointment of Mike Lantrip as the new President/CEO effective August 1, 2016.  Lantrip replaces interim President/CEO William S. Capie.

“SIU Credit Union is truly fortunate to have someone as talented and knowledgeable as Mike prepared to assume the responsibility of CEO/President,” said Capie.  “His background and experience will assist in making a seamless transition in the leadership of the Credit Union.  He has demonstrated an ability to deal effectively with people and find equitable solutions to complex and sensitive problems.  Mike has earned the confidence and respect of those who know him.”

Lantrip has been with the Credit Union since 1983, working his way up from Part-Time Teller to Executive Vice President, where he collaborated with the CEO, Senior Management and the Board of Directors on strategy and organizational leadership.  He was directly involved with strategic planning, product development, digital delivery channels, payment services, industry partnerships, political advocacy and overall company financial health. With this appointment, Lantrip will be following in the footsteps of his father, Ron Lantrip, who served as the Credit Union’s President/CEO from 1992-2008.

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Feldhake Receives CUCME Designation

Karli Feldhake, Marketing Director

Photo: Karli Feldhake, Marketing Director

CARBONDALE, IL (June 24, 2016) – SIU Credit Union is very pleased to announce that Karli Feldhake has recently earned the Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive (CUCME) designation.  This designation is earned by attending three years of Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing Management School curriculum, and successfully passing an exam at the end of each year.

This certification demonstrates skills in a wide variety of proven core competencies, including: strategic marketing, public relations, retail marketing, advertising management, product and services roll-out, market research, persuasive communication, problem solving and leadership skills.

Feldhake has been with SIU Credit Union since 2011 and serves as the company’s Marketing Director.  She graduated from Teutopolis High School in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 2000.

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SIU Credit Union Awards 2016 Scholarship Winners

Carbondale, IL – May 10, 2016 – SIU Credit Union is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships to deserving students pursuing higher education degrees. The scholarship presentations were made at the Giant City Road branch in Carbondale to five students. Each received a $1,000 scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. The 2016 scholarship winners along with their institutions and fields of study are noted below.

Timothy Campbell

Timothy Campbell

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Sherri Nance announced as Mortgage Loan Representative

Sherri Nance

Photo: Sherri Nance, Mortgage Loan Representative

May 9, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – Sherri Nance has recently joined SIU Credit Union as a Mortgage Loan Representative according to Jana Ledbetter, Mortgage Loan Manager. Nance is located in the Carbondale West office and will be responsible for providing outstanding member service to those pursuing a mortgage loan.

“We are pleased to have Sherri join our mortgage team,” said Ledbetter. “She has many years of real estate sales experience and will be a wonderful asset.”

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