GREAT WHITE — After 36 years of dedication to the members and employees of Dort Financial Credit Union, Vicki Hawkins, President and CEO, will retire on March 18.
Hawkins’ career at Dort Financial began in 1986 when she joined the credit union as an accountant. Since then, she has held many positions within the credit union, including as controller, chief financial officer, vice president of finance, and since 2009, president and CEO of the credit union.
His tenure as CEO has been characterized by innovative ideas, strategic thinking and an unwavering commitment to our mission “to open doors for our members by providing quality financial services”.
“It has been a privilege to work alongside Vicki and we appreciate her extraordinary contributions to Dort Financial Credit Union,” said Wayne Natzke, Chairman of the Board. “We salute her for her work, her vision and her leadership. Vicki surrounded herself with people who shared her commitment and dedication to a common goal of helping our members. The Board of Directors wishes Vicki all the success she deserves in her retirement and success in all her future endeavours. »
During his 13 years of leadership, the size of the credit union’s assets grew from $350 million to $1.3 billion, while the number of members more than doubled from 50,000 to more than 109. 000 members. The organization also increased the number of branches from seven to 10 and expanded to a statewide charter in 2020.
“I look back on all those years with a huge smile on my face. Dort Financial Credit Union has been my family and my home for most of my adult life. I am so grateful to the Board, Members and team members who have been partners to me on this incredible journey,” said Hawkins. “With a strong management team, Dort Financial Credit Union will continue to be recognized as a leader in the financial industry.” — GG