LAFCU ANNOUNCES REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS TO HEAD BRANCH OPERATIONS
Monday, April 7, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jan Jenkins, Publicom
April 4, 2014 517.487.3700; cell 517.898.2858
Photos of Loucks and Ruzinsky attached firstname.lastname@example.org
LAFCU Announces REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
TO HEAD BRANCH OPERATIONS
LANSING, Mich. – LAFCU has created two regional vice president positions to oversee operations at its eight branch offices. Mike Loucks of Charlotte will be responsible for offices in Mason, west Lansing, Eaton Rapids and Charlotte, and Angie Ruzinsky of Owosso will be responsible for offices in Owosso, Corunna, DeWitt and south Lansing.
This organization of LAFCU’s management structure follows the recent addition of two branches from the merger with Centel Credit Union in April 2013 and the expansion of the branch facility in Mason. Loucks and Ruzinsky will report to Patrick Spyke, executive vice president of LAFCU.
“Angie and Mike bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our operations,” Spyke said. “Both are former CEOs of credit unions and graduates of the CUNA Management School. Their understanding of all aspects of credit union operations is an asset to LAFCU, and they are well-suited to be part of LAFCU’s leadership team.”
CUNA Management School is an executive development program that offers coursework created in cooperation with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the University of Wisconsin graduate school of business.
Loucks is a 21-year veteran of LAFCU. He opened the Charlotte branch location in 1994 where he most recently was assistant vice president/branch manager.
He is active within the Michigan Credit Union League, including serving as an executive committee member of the Capitol Area Chapter, state co-chair of the State and Federal Issues Working Group and a member of the Government and Political Affairs Forum. He is a former director and past president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Loucks served as general manager of the Mid-Michigan Federal Credit Union for 10 years before it merged with LAFCU in 1993. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration at Ferris State College, now Ferris State University.
Ruzinsky worked for Centel Credit Union for 26 years before it merged with LAFCU last year. She was CEO for 17 years. She’s a member of the Shiawassee Chamber of Commerce and active in the Perry Public Schools as volunteer treasurer of the Sports Boosters and the Junior Football Program. She earned a business degree at Baker College of Owosso.
Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is proud to be mid-Michigan’s credit union, serving the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee. A recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, LAFCU takes pride in bringing value to the financial lives of its members, neighbors, families and community. Offering a comprehensive range of personal and business financial products, LAFCU provides services that include checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage lending, business accounts and business lending. LAFCU serves 55,000 members, holds more than $560 million in assets, and maintains eight locations throughout Greater Lansing and Shiawassee County. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in its designated counties is eligible to join. Members enjoy benefits, such as lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings, insurance discounts, preferred seating for LAFCU-sponsored events, and access to 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP ATM network. LAFCU supports and enriches mid-Michigan by donating funds and employee volunteer hours to many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU’s services, visit www.lafcu.com or call 517.622.6600.
# # #