New president and CEO named by United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union has named Terry O'Rourke as its new President and Chief Executive officer. He replaces outgoing President and CEO Gary Easterling, who announced plans to retire last year.

O'Rourke comes to UFCU with 25 years of leadership experience. He most recently was chief financial officer of Lake Michigan Credit Union in Grand Rapids.

He also has been the CEO of an international manufacturing company with 700 employees. He has experience in both the financial and manufacturing industries, having been in executive positions with Kellogg, Steelcase, Bank of America and National City Bank. 

O’Rourke earned an MBA in Finance and Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan-Ross School of Business, as well as an undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University. He and his family will relocate to Southwest Michigan this spring and look forward to becoming part of the community.

O’Rourke says he gained respect for UFCU’s staff and operation during a recent due-diligence process, as UFCU and Lake Michigan Credit Union had considered merging. 

“It all starts with people, and I have seen firsthand the strong commitment to members that exists at Team United,” O’Rourke says. “I’m looking forward to working with UFCU’s forward-thinking board of directors and the knowledgeable employees who work with members in the communities we serve every day.”

Source: United Federal Credit Union