Cornerstone Community Financial welcomes new members to leadership team: Robert Stier named CFO; Gabrielle Champine V.P. of Brand & Growth
AUBURN HILLS, MI (November 20, 2023) — Cornerstone Community Financial (CCF) – a leading community-focused credit union with seven branch locations in SE Michigan and NW Ohio, 25,000+ members and more than $400 million in total assets under management – has announced recent changes to its executive leadership team. Robert Stier has been named CCF’s new CFO, and Gabrielle Champine joins the CCF team as Vice President of Brand & Growth.
“Rob and Gabrielle have been with CCF just a short time, but they have truly jumped in with both feet and are already hard at work looking at ways to further maximize all we can do and be for our members,” said CCF President and CEO, Heidi Kassab. “Their enthusiasm for their new roles is undeniable, and I have great optimism for all they will bring to our leadership offices, team members and customers.”
In his role as CFO, Stier is responsible for oversight of all CCF budgets, financials and accounting functions, policies and procedures. He brings to the role nearly a decade of experience in banking, financial analysis and management, including his most recent role as V.P. of Finance at Parda Credit Union in Auburn Hills, Mich. Stier’s resume also includes roles as a senior financial analyst for Henry Ford Health System, and as a finance specialist at Credit Union One.
A Michigan native, Stier is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business and earned his MBA and MS in Finance from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business in Troy, Mich. Outside of the office, Stier volunteers his financial expertise to the Troy Cooperative Preschool as treasurer of its board of directors. He and his family reside in Shelby Twp., Mich.
New V.P. of Brand & Growth, Gabrielle Champine, is responsible for leading CCF’s brand, marketing and advertising strategies and processes, with emphasis on strengthening CCF’s connection to the communities it serves.
Prior to joining the CCF team, Champine, who earned her bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Kettering University in Flint, Mich., spent more than five years leading client teams as an agency account director, most recently for KORTX in Berkley, Mich. and prior to that at Brogan & Partners, now in Ferndale, Mich.
Champine, a native Michigander and current resident of Grand Blanc, Mich., has a long history of hands-on volunteerism, including her current work with Children’s Hospital of Michigan and years of service to Hillsdale Community Health Center and the YMCA.
About Cornerstone Community Financial
Cornerstone Community Financial is a progressive, full-service, state-chartered credit union, owned and operated by its members, which currently number approximately 25,000. Originally established in 1951 as Motor Parts Credit Union, CCF today has seven branch locations in Michigan and Ohio, 95 employees and more than $400 million in total assets under management. More information on CCF is available at www.ccfinancial.com.