American 1 Credit Union announces internal promotions
JACKSON, MI (July 27, 2017) — American 1 Credit Union announced a series of internal promotions following American 1’s President and CEO of 35 years, David C. Puckett’s, retirement announcement this past May.
After a nationwide search, the American 1 Board of Directors selected current American 1 Executive Vice President Martha Fuerstenau to succeed Puckett upon his December retirement. Fuerstenau has been with American 1 for 33 years and will begin serving as President and CEO on January 1, 2018.
Replacing Fuerstenau in the role of Executive Vice President will be Kristi Edgar, who served most recently as American 1’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Edgar has been with American 1 since 2002.
Returning to American 1 after a 19 year absence, Laura Pryor has rejoined the credit union as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Pryor served American 1 as Vice President of Marketing & Communications from 1988-1998 and then later for one term on the American 1 Board of Directors.
American 1 also added two new positions to its executive team. Abigail Smith has been named Assistant Vice President of Branch Operations. Smith, most recently Branch Manager of American 1’s Home Office, began her career at American 1 in 2010 as an Account Specialist.
Also joining the executive team as Assistant Vice President of Branch Operations is Janelle Merritt. Merritt has been with American 1 for the past 17 years in a variety of roles, most recently serving as the Director of Risk Management.
Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union today serves over 56,000 members with branches in Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Calhoun, Macomb and Wayne counties. Based in Jackson, American 1 is proud to be Michigan and strives to be a truly, local financial option for their communities. Visit www.american1cu.org for more information.
About American 1 Credit Union
Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union today serves over 60,000 members with 16 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Calhoun, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1 is proud to serve the members of their communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.