1st Financial Federal Credit Union Vice President Michelle Rosner Elected to Board of Directors for the Missouri Credit Union Association

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November 4th, 2014 – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri is pleased to announce Michelle Rosner, Vice President of Lending and Marketing, voted in as one of the four new directors of the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) Board.  The MCUA is the governing body for credit unions in Missouri.

Mrs. Rosner, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with Mathematics Emphasis from Lindenwood University, has worked at 1st Financial Federal Credit Union since 1997.  Mrs. Rosner also serves as an officer for the St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions and has been a board member for the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis since 2013.

Mrs. Rosner was also recently voted to serve on the board of the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation as a Director.  The Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation works for Missouri credit unions by providing education and charitable opportunities to support financial literacy projects, disaster relief programs, and other community development opportunities.

“I was thrilled to receive the news that Michelle Rosner, our Vice President of Lending and Marketing, was elected to serve on the Missouri Credit Union Association Board,” said Carol Minges, CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.  “Her passion for the credit union industry and its members, her industry knowledge, and her desire for positive change are just a few of the traits she has which will allow her to immediately add significant value to the team.”

Mrs. Rosner was sworn in with the other new directors at the annual business meeting on Thursday, October 23 and will represent the east region for the next three years.

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 30,000 members and nearly $200 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 with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. Visit www.TheBetterWayToBank.org for more information.


1st Financial Federal Credit Union Announces Carol Minges As New CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

St Louis, MO – The Board of Directors of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce Carol Minges as the Credit Union’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Previously serving as the interim CEO since June 2013, Minges replaces outgoing CEO Frank Nelson.

Board Chairman, Jim Combs noted, “Carol was the unanimous choice for CEO to lead the Credit Union into future and drive the continued success of the member-owned organization. Her dedication to the membership, the employees, and the credit union movement are unparalleled. The Board of Directors and I are looking forward to a positive year of growth, for both the employees and the members.” During her past six months as the interim CEO, 1st Financial earned the status of “Winning Workplace” from Small Business Monthly.

carol-headshot Minges, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Indiana Wesleyan University, formerly held the role of Chief Information Officer for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union. While as CIO, Minges was instrumental in leading the Credit Union’s core system conversion with the utmost attention to precision teamwork.

Combs went on to say, “Carol has the ability to marry the importance of leading people while integrating technology to improve the efficiency of the organization. She is passionate about seeing the employees grow to better serve the members of the Credit Union and help them achieve their dreams.” Her twenty-two year career in credit unions includes eleven years with Forum Credit Union in Indiana and five years with Arsenal Credit Union in St. Louis, Missouri.

Carol Minges added, “1st Financial is on the cusp of great things and I am honored to be selected to lead such an inspiring and passionate team on the journey to help our members, employees, and the communities we serve achieve their dreams. I am also grateful to work with such a supportive and engaged board”.

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 30,000 members and nearly $200 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 Has Been Named a “Winning Workplace” in St. Louis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

St Louis, MO – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, a top ten credit union in the St. Louis area, has recently been named one of nine “Winning Workplaces” by Small Business Monthly.

SBM_300px The editors of Small Business Monthly used a variety of criteria to choose the Top Winning Workplaces with a goal of locating the companies in St. Louis that are creating the best workplace cultures.

As stated by the publication “Winning workplaces are not only the best places to work in St. Louis, but businesses that have created a winning culture for employees, owners and the future of the company. Businesses where employees are not only happy, but the culture helps foster personal and business growth.”

Editors of Small Business Monthly specifically searched for organizations with leaders who make their employees feel like winners, even when times are tough, as well as companies that find a way to reduce office politics, support employees and increase employee retention.

Carol Minges, interim CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union recently stated “We have a list of promises that is at the core of all we do. Our employees take the promises to heart and work hard to make sure they are kept. The promises reflect our passion for service, listening, being consultants, acting with integrity, taking ownership of requests, and making decisions that benefit all of our members”. She went on to say, “We are so honored to have been chosen for this title. Our employees are the heart of what we do every day and they deserve to be recognized for making 1st Financial one of the best workplaces in St. Louis”.

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 30,000 members and nearly $200 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.


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.


Frank Nelson Named New President/CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri has appointed Frank Nelson as President/Chief Executive Officer(CEO). He replaces Nina Pilger as outgoing CEO.

Nelson, who holds Bachelor degrees in Business and History from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as an MBA from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, took on the role of President of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in September 2009 and helped improve revenue and earnings within the past year. “I am honored to work with a talented group of individuals at 1st Financial, and look forward to developing the brand recognition not only of 1st Financial, but of all credit unions in Missouri,” said Nelson.

Additional experience includes seven years with Community America Credit Union and nearly three years with the National Credit Union Administration(NCUA) as an examiner. “His credit union experience along with his exemplary financial background with the NCUA made Frank the perfect candidate to take 1st Financial to the next level. The credit union and the membership are fortunate to have a leader such as Frank to navigate the challenging economic environment.” stated Robert Riccardi, Chairman of the 1st Financial Board of Directors.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union
Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit 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 30,000 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.


1st Financial Federal Credit Union Opens New Headquarters in Wentzville, MO

1st Financial Federal Credit Union located in St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis officially opened it’s fourth branch and corporate headquarters in Wentzville, MO on December 15, 2008.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 16 onsite of the new location on Wentzville Parkway. To celebrate the opening, 1st Financial.

The new state-of-the-art 23,000 square feet facility includes a two-story atrium lobby and children’s corner, five walk-up teller stations, four drive through lanes, a drive up ATM, and a large training room that will be used for community seminars.

In addition to the branch, the building will house departments such as accounting, collections, marketing, business services, human resources and compliance. The official address of the new location is 1232 Wentzville Parkway.

“We are excited to bring the credit union difference to the growing Wentzville community. The many years of planning will finally come to fruition in 2008,” stated Nina Pilger, President/CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.

The architect firm for the project is TRi Architects of St. Louis and the construction management firm utilized is Kwame Building Group.

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, 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. 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.