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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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Cook Promoted to Harrisburg Branch Manager

Brenda Cook

Photo: Brenda Cook, Harrisburg Branch Manager

HARRISBURG, IL – April 19, 2016 – Brenda Cook has been promoted to Branch Manager at SIU Credit Union’s Harrisburg branch located at 777 Ford Street, according to Erica Pankey, Vice President of Operations.  Cook will be responsible for providing operational leadership to branch staff, including staff development and retention, and delivery of outstanding service.

“I’m happy to have Brenda lead our team in Harrisburg.  Her demonstrated leadership and credit union expertise will ensure we’re helping make our members’ financial lives better,” said Pankey.

Beginning her credit union career at Ventura County Credit Union and LA Financial Federal Credit Union in California, Cook has been working in credit unions for 13 years.  Prior to her new role with SIU Credit Union, Cook served as a Member Service Representative in Marion.  She is a local blood drive coordinator for the American Red Cross, volunteers for the Eldorado Museum and, is involved at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

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SIU Credit Union Announces Retirement of President/CEO

CARBONDALE, IL – April 6, 2016 – The SIU Credit Union Board of Directors announced today that Dennis Schaefer has tendered his resignation as President/Chief Executive Officer and will retire effective April 15, 2016. William S. Capie, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will serve as interim CEO while the board reviews its selection criteria and processes by which a successor will be chosen.  Mike Lantrip will assume the role of Executive Vice President and be responsible for overseeing many of the daily operations.

“We are appreciative of Dennis’ leadership over the past seven years as the Credit Union has undergone a significant transformation and grown its asset base to over $300,000,000,” said Capie.  “We wish Dennis the best in his retirement.”

“SIU Credit Union will maintain its strategic focus of serving its members which now exceeds 37,000 people covering 11 counties in Southern Illinois,” Capie added.  “The Credit Union has an aggressive strategic plan as we remain committed to providing comprehensive financial services to the membership.”

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