America First Credit Union Board Appoints John Lund as its New President and CEO

Lund is America First’s fourth president and CEO effective September 1, 2012

RIVERDALE, Utah – May 23, 2012 –Linda Carver, board chair of America First Credit Union, announced today the board’s appointment of John Lund as president and CEO effective September 1, 2012.

Lund will be America First’s fourth president and CEO, following Rick Craig, James Dawson and Ray Hagan. Previously, Lund was an executive vice president and will work with Craig and the board of directors during the next few months for a seamless transition.

“We welcome and congratulate John,” Carver said. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber, integrity, and experience who has a proven track record at America First Credit Union. He will continue to build on our solid financial foundation and commitment to our members and employees.”

Carver also said Lund’s appointment came after agreeing that he has the right mix of leadership, credit union experience, and skills. And that he has demonstrated his ability to think with clarity and foresight about both challenges and opportunities.

“We express our sincere thanks to Rick for his sound judgment, countless contributions, and dedication to this grand organization,” Carver said. “America First has flourished under his guidance, innovation and insight. Rick has not only been the driving force behind the immense success of our credit union, but he has also been a key player for the credit union movement on a state and national level. He has served with great distinction and we will be forever grateful for his service.”

America First Credit Union was founded at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City on March 16, 1939 by a small group of people determined to form a cooperative to promote their collective economic well-being. In its 73-year history, America First has become one of the largest, most stable and most progressive credit unions in the country, and has remained a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution. Today, America First has 101 branches, is the 12th largest credit union in assets in the United States with over $5.4 billion, and the 7th largest credit union in membership with more than 570,000 members. Visit

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