LAFCU’s Chrystal Murphy elected president of Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce board
Thursday, August 25, 2016
LAFCU employee Chrystal Murphy has been elected president of the Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors for a one-year term.
Murphy, an Eaton Rapids native, has served on the Chamber board since 2012. Teresa Pienta, ERACC executive director, said the 12-member board is excited about the future with Murphy at the helm.
“Chrystal is energetic and brings a lot of enthusiasm to the board and the various committees on which she’s a member,” said Pienta. “She has a lot of new ideas and can handle ‘bumps along the road’ with ease. She is proving to be a great leader, and I am sure we will see great things from her time as president.”
Murphy has deep family roots in Eaton Rapids. She was born and reared in the community. Her grandparents operated a restaurant on Main Street for many years, where she developed close relationships with many residents. And, she has chosen to continue to live in Eaton Rapids where she and her husband, Matthew, are raising their children who will attend the same schools she did.
“Helping our community grow and prosper resonates with me,” she said. “Eaton Rapids is close to my heart. It feels like we’re one big family.”
Murphy is assistant vice president-south Lansing branch manager for LAFCU. Murphy is also an active volunteer for the Capital Area United Way.
“Chrystal exemplifies LAFCU’s commitment to give back in the communities we serve, and we wish her the best during her term as Chamber president,” said LAFCU CEO Pat Spyke.