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Credit Union Magazine Interviews CEOs Brandon Michaels & Carol Minges

Kudos to 1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville, MO) and Mazuma Credit Union (Overland Park, KS) for their positive impact on their internal and external communities! Recently, Credit Union Magazine highlighted the credit unions and spoke to their leaders, Carol Minges, president/CEO of 1st Financial, and Brandon Michaels, president/CEO of Mazuma. 

1st Financial Federal Credit Union 

1st Financial Federal Credit Union recently received the Community Credit Union of the Year Award for its impact on the financial health of their members and communities. Carol Minges shared insight on the credit union's journey over the last few years. 

"Time and time again, we found people in our community needed access to stable jobs; a solid education for themselves and their children; and safe, sustainable housing," explained Minges. "We stopped writing checks to every nonprofit that wrote us a letter, and began working in partnership with nonprofits and government leaders in our communities to address those major issues."

Read the full piece.

​Mazuma Credit Union 

The CUNA News Podcast focused on the culture at Mazuma Credit Union and how fun and exciting it can be to work at a credit union.

"We roller skate down the hall or you'll hear my chief lending officer playing guitar in his office," said Brandon Michaels.

In addition, this interview with Michaels touched on his experience as president/CEO of Mazuma, his time as a bank examiner and the current regulatory environment.