Carol Minges Named Interim CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Laura Woods
636-916-8303
lwoods@1stfinancialfcu.org

June 10, 2013 – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri has appointed Carol Minges as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She replaces Frank Nelson as outgoing CEO.

Minges, who holds a Bachelor degree in Business and Information Systems from Indiana Wesleyan University, took on the role of Chief Information Officer at 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in July of 2008. Since that time, Carol has overseen the successful growth of innovative technologies and increased member security. Her experience in operations and information security has provided 1st Financial with the vision to increase product offering and member value over the last five years.

In response to her recent appointment, Carol was quoted as saying, “I am humbled to be chosen for the role of Interim CEO and am excited for the opportunity to continue working with a very talented team of professionals at 1st Financial. I am committed to ensure we live out our continued mission of helping our members save money, make money, and save time.”

Additional experience includes eleven years with FORUM Credit Union in Indianapolis, IN, serving in several operations and technology roles, as well as five years with Arsenal Credit Union in St. Louis.

“Over the last several years as a member of the 1st Financial executive management team, Carol has shown great leadership and an ability to gather our great team together to focus on providing our members with the best 1st Financial Federal Credit Union has to offer”,explained Jim Combs, Chairman of the 1st Financial Board of Directors. He went on to say,”Please join me in welcoming Carol Minges as our Interim CEO”.

For more information on 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and the credit union difference, please visit www.TheBetterWayToBank.org or call (636) 916-8300.

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About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 33,000 members and nearly $215 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro area financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. For over 45 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables 1st Financial to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.

Not a credit union member? If you live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri, you can open an account today.


1st Financial Federal Credit Union Elects Volunteer Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Laura Woods
636-916-8303
lwoods@1stfinancialfcu.org

April 26, 2013 – The members of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri have elected two new volunteers to the 1st Financial Board of Directors.

“The 1st Financial Federal Credit Union Board of Directors is happy to welcome our newest board members Victoria Reed and Dion Nehemiah”, stated Jim Combs, current Chairperson to the Board of Directors. He went on to say “Victoria, who has been serving on the 1st Financial Supervisory Committee, brings with her an extensive background in accounting. Dion, as the newest member, brings with him many years of experience in business. We are very excited to welcome both to our team.”

Victoria Reed comes to the 1st Financial Board of Directors as a member of 15 years and an employee of the City Of St. Louis as an accountant. She has an MBA from Lindenwood University and volunteers her time with the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Dion Nehemiah has been a member of 1st Financial since 1998 and is currently employed as a Supply Chain Manager with The Boeing Company. He has a long employment history with The Boeing Company of 21 years, as well as many degrees and certifications from Webster University, Faulkner University, St. Louis University John Cook School of Business, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee of 1st Financial are made up of dedicated members who volunteer their time, expertise, and energy to establishing the direction and policies of the credit union. Each year the membership elects the volunteers who make a difference.

For more information on 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and the credit union difference, please visit www.TheBetterWayToBank.org or call (636) 916-8300.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 33,000 members and nearly $215 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro area financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. For over 45 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables 1st Financial to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.

Not a credit union member? If you live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri, you can open an account today.


Jim Combs Re-elected as Chairman of the Board for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Michelle R. Rosner
636-916-8339
mrosner@1stfinancialfcu.org

April 26, 2012 – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri hosted its 2012 Annual Meeting on April 24th, 2012 and re-elected Jim Combs as Chairman of the Board for the financial cooperative. In addition, James A. “Bo” Setzekorn was appointed at 1st Vice Chairman, Thomas H. (Tom) McDuffey as 2nd Vice Chairman, and Paul Sikorski as Secretary/Treasurer.
Combs, who holds a Bachelor degree in Business from the Lindenwood University (LU), as well as a Masters in Human Resources from LU, was re-elected for the role of Chairman after one year as the Board Chairman and three years serving as the head of the supervisory committee for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. During his tenure as Chairman, the credit union witnessed organic growth and a return to profitability.”I am honored to work with a talented group of individuals at 1st Financial, and have the privilege of giving back to the credit union cooperative and the community.” said Combs.
“The credit union and the membership are fortunate to have volunteer leaders to guide us as we continue our goal of becoming the best overall value in banking.” stated Frank Nelson, CEO/President of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.
About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative which puts people before profits.  1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 33,000 members and $220 million in assets, 1st Financial is a full service financial institution dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial dreams.  For over 40 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables us to provide products and services at very reasonable rates

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.  1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices.  Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.


Jim Combs Elected as Chairman of the Board for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Michelle Rosner
mrosner@1stfinancialfcu.org
636-916-8339

May 10, 2011 –1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri has elected Jim Combs as Chairman of the Board for the financial cooperative. He replaces Robert Riccardi as outgoing Board Chairman.

Combs, who holds a Bachelor degree in Business from the Lindenwood University (LU), as well as a Masters in Human Resources from LU, was elected for the role of Chairman after three years serving as the head of the supervisory committee for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. “I am honored to work with a talented group of individuals at 1st Financial, and have the privilege of giving back to the credit union cooperative and the community.” said Combs.

Additional experience includes over thirty years of business experience with Schnucks Markets, Inc. and nearly ten years in serving as a volunteer board member and supervisory committee members with Teamsters Credit Union. Currently, Combs holds a position with the Senior Advisory Board for the City of O’Fallon, MO and enjoys substitute teaching in his spare time. “His business experience along with his credit union experience made Jim Combs the perfect candidate to guide 1st Financial Federal Credit Union on its quest to provide the best overall value in banking in the St. Louis metro area. The credit union and the membership are fortunate to have a volunteer leader as experienced as Combs to guide us as we continue our goal of becoming the best overall value in banking.” stated Frank Nelson, CEO/President of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 33,000 members and $210 million in assets, 1st Financial is a full service financial institution dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial dreams. For over 40 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables us to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.