GRAND BLANC, MI — Dort Financial Credit Union has named a former senior vice president of loans at a New York credit union as its next general manager.
Brian Waldron will assume CEO responsibilities on March 18, 2022, succeeding Vicki Hawkins, who is retiring in April, according to a press release from Dort Financial Credit Union.
Waldron is looking forward to moving to the Great White area with his wife, Alicia, 20, and their three boys.
“I grew up in northwest Ohio, but I’ve always rooted for Michigan (you can thank my grandma),” Waldron said in the press release. “I attended Miami University in Oxford, OH, and started my credit union journey in Dayton, OH. Coming back to Michigan after more than a decade away is like coming home.
Waldron has held several leadership positions. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Loans/Chief Loan Officer at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union ($6.4 billion assets) in Poughkeepsie, New York.
“I am honored to join Dort Financial Credit Union, and I am grateful to the Board of Directors for giving me this opportunity,” Waldron said in the press release. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to seize the opportunities and meet the challenges ahead.
“I have always believed in the mission of credit unions and the idea that ‘people help others’ and make a difference in the lives of their members,” continued Waldron. “I am thrilled to begin working with the staff of Dort Financial to make a difference in the lives of its current and future members.”
Previously, he held positions as assistant vice president at Universal 1 Credit Union and director of loans at Scott Credit Union, according to the statement.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we welcome Brian Waldron to Dort Financial Credit Union and look forward to a collaborative partnership to maintain our current success and capitalize on market and growth opportunities. community,” Wayne Natzke, Chairman of the Board. , said in the press release.
Founded in 1951, Dort Financial Credit Union serves more than 100,000 members, with assets of over $1.3 billion and has ten locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, and worships in Michigan.
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