A 43-year veteran of the financial services industry, Ogolin comes from a family of credit union advocates and learned early the importance of helping people. Additionally, he graduated cum laude from Maryville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
The credit union’s executive vice president, Steve Poniewaz, will step into the President/CEO position in January. “Working with Steve for almost 15 years, I appreciate the ‘always-put-the-member-first’ direction he instituted in our vision,” says Poniewaz. “I look forward to continuing to build trust and long-term relationships through personalized member service and financial education in my FMCU tenure.”
A life-long supporter of the credit union movement, Ogolin supported Credit Union Service Organizations, the Corporate Credit Union, Heartland Credit Union Association and the St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions. In the community, he has also volunteered with the Lemay Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years and currently serves on its board of directors. And Ogolin was the Housing Partnership’s founding chairman, when it was known as the Lemay Housing Partnership.
“Under Steve’s watch, First Missouri Credit Union is one of the healthiest credit unions in the state,” says Brad Douglas, our president/CEO. “Nationwide, it’s in the top third of credit unions that provide the most return to its members.”