Credit unions in five states appoint new CEOs


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The $305 million Marshall Community Credit Union in Marshall, Mich., has named Corrie Rozell as president and CEO.

Rozell, who has served as interim CEO since January, took over from former CEO Heather Luciani, who is now chief strategy officer for the $1.4 billion Honor Credit Union in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

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Rozell launched her career at the MCCU as a cashier in 2008 and was promoted to branch and marketing manager before becoming chief operating officer in 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile.

MCCU’s 60 employees operate three branches serving 14,628 members.

Ben Johnson has been named president and CEO of the $267 million US Community Credit Union in Nashville, Tenn.

He succeeds former Chairman and CEO Paul Johnson, who retired on March 31 after 25 years of service.

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During Paul Johnson’s tenure, the credit union doubled its assets, launched two branches run by high school students, and introduced numerous financial literacy programs in elementary and middle schools. He also oversaw the expansion of the credit union‘s service charter on several occasions so that more members, including the underserved, could access financial products and services.

Ben Johnson joined the credit union in 2008 and served as chief operating officer.

US Community’s 77 employees operate five branches serving more than 27,000 members.

Todd Sorenson, who has served credit unions and other financial institutions as a certified public accountant for more than 20 years, has been named president and CEO of the $252 million Elko Federal Credit Union at Elko , Nevada.

He succeeds John B. Kelly.

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Sorenson most recently worked as an insurance partner at Eide Bailly LLP in Phoenix. He was also a director of McGladrey LLP in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Elko’s 50 employees operate three branches serving 16,411 members.

The $83.6 million Cherokee Strip Credit Union in Ponca City, Okla., has named Spike Henderson as president/CEO.

He succeeds Johnny O’Hare, who left the credit union after six years of service to care for family in Florida, the credit union said in a prepared statement.

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Henderson joins the credit union from Equity Bank where he served as region president.

Cherokee Strip’s 25 employees operate two branches serving more than 9,000 members.

Lisa Hilton has been promoted to president and CEO of the $64 million Radius Federal Credit Union in Kenmore, NY

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She succeeds Tracey Landahl, who retired after 22 years of service.

Hilton was previously chief operating officer of Radius.

The five employees of the credit union operate a branch serving more than 5,000 members.

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