Cindy and I were born and raised in Kentucky. This is the first time we have lived outside of Kentucky,
except for a 2-year period where I attended a small college in Florida. I enjoy learning and believe all
of us should be lifetime learners to reach our full potential. As far as my formal education, I have
studied at several universities in the subjects of accounting, finance, and law. Prior to accepting the
position at MidWest America, I worked 7 ½ years at a 1.2 billion dollar credit union located in
Louisville, Kentucky where I was the number 2 person holding the titles of EVP and Chief Strategy
Officer. Prior to that, I spent over 20 years in community banking holding various positions.
I’ve been asked multiple times why I wanted to move to Indiana and join MidWest America. Many
questioned whether I spent any time researching the weather. What really resonated with me when I saw
this opportunity became available was a financially strong credit union positioned to do great things. I
also saw a Board that has a desire to make an impact in the lives of our members.
So, what does the future hold?
MidWest America is the 17th largest credit union by size in
Indiana with $800 million in assets. Sometime in the future, MidWest America will surpass $1 billion in
assets. I am excited about this growth because it means we will be increasing the impact we have in the
lives of our current and future members.
How will we achieve that growth? We will go back to our credit union roots. This is our WHY.
- Credit unions were established with the philosophy of “People Helping People.” We will find ways to
better help our members and our community.
- Credit unions were established with the motto of “Not for Profit, Not for Charity, but for Service.”
We will keep in mind the reason we exist.
- MidWest America’s objectives are to “help you [our members] achieve your financial goals” and to be
a trusted source of financial services as we state “Your whole life. One financial partner.”
We will keep in mind our mission. To achieve these goals and reach our potential, it will take all of
us working together. Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” I am
looking forward to the future of MidWest America and what we will accomplish in the community and in the
lives of our valued membership.