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Astera Credit Union Announces New President and CEO, Martin R. Carter

Monday, July 06, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Astera Credit Union Announces New President and CEO, Martin R. Carter

LANSING, Mich.—Astera Credit Union has announced Martin R. Carter will join the organization as president and chief executive officer effective July 7, 2015. Carter’s passion for the credit union movement and his depth of knowledge will bring positive growth and ongoing success to Astera. 

Daniel J. Smith, Board Chairman commented, “The Board of Directors of Astera Credit union is extremely pleased with the appointment of Martin R. Carter as our new CEO. Martin brings energy, experience and a creative thought process to the position. We look forward to Martin leading Astera to the “next level” while bringing a new level of enthusiasm to the Astera Credit Union experience.  Smith goes onto say, “The future looks bright for Astera!” 

Carter brings more than 30 years of credit union industry experience to this position. His expertise spans many areas, including: branch operations, marketing and business development, human resources and training, compliance and risk management, and investment services.

Carter previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Parkside Credit Union in Livonia, Mich., beginning in August, 2012. 
Carter attended Walsh College in Troy, Mich. where he earned his master’s degree in finance and his bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

Astera Credit Union has been serving the residents of the Greater Lansing area and beyond for more than 65 years. Today they are nearly 25,000 members strong with five branch locations. Astera works diligently with several organizations in the community to offer the benefits of credit union membership to their employees, and they are proud to currently serve over 150 employer groups.  For more information about Astera Credit Union, visit 

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