Chris McCreary steps into new position after 25+ years as United Consumers Credit Union president
United Consumers Credit Union president Chris McCreary has officially retired as the head of the credit union, but he’s not going far! McCreary has moved into the credit union’s executive vice president (EVP) position.
During his tenure as president, McCreary made many improvements and updates by increasing branches and adding ATMs, debit and ATM cards, telephone, online and mobile account access, plus an expanded network of branches and ATMs.
Jay Neathery, the credit union’s former EVP, has filled the president position.
McCreary is proud of the progress and improvements United Consumers Credit Union made while he was president. “We had two branches when I started, and now we have four,” he says. “Plus, we’re much more automated now.”
McCreary came to United Consumers in July 1993 from Wichita Boeing Employees Credit Union, now Meritrust Credit Union, where he served as chief financial officer. A Wichita State University alum with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, McCreary has been part of the financial services industry for more than 30 years, but first got his start at CPA firms.
“Our board of directors and staff – myself especially – deeply appreciate Chris’ service to United Consumers Credit Union and our members,” says Neathery. “I’m glad he’s staying on to help shape United Consumers’ future ambitions.”
A strong supporter of the credit union movement, McCreary served on our board, the Heartland Credit Union Association Board of Directors, as well as on the boards of Millennium Corporate Credit Union and indirect lending CUSO Credit Union Lending Systems. Locally, he serves on the Northwest Communities Development Corporation board.