Dayton Firefighters Federal Credit Union announces new President/CEO

DAYTON, OH (September 24, 2014) — Dayton Firefighters Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the selection of Thomas Newton as the credit union’s new President/Chief Executive Officer.

“We are very excited that Thomas is joining our team here at Dayton Firefighters Federal Credit Union,” said Thomas Scott, Chairperson of the Board. “His dedication and proven track record will make him a strong leader for our credit union. We are looking forward to what he can bring to the credit union as President/CEO.”

Thomas has spent the last 27 years in the credit union industry most recently as the Senior Vice President, Member Services for Universal 1 Credit Union in Dayton. During this time, he was responsible for the direction and development of the Branch Service Centers, Collections, Electronic Commerce/Call Center, Indirect Lending, and Mortgage departments. Prior to his time with Universal 1 Credit Union, Thomas spent 25 years with FirstDay Financial Federal Credit and advanced to the role of Executive Vice President, Operations prior to his departure. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Since 2009, he also served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Miami Valley Chapter of Credit Unions.

“Thomas has spent time working in almost every functional area of a credit union. This has provided him with a unique and well-rounded perspective on not only the day to day operations, but also planning and moving into the future. We are confident that Thomas’ leadership will lead to great things at DFFCU,” said Scott.

About Dayton Firefighters Federal Credit Union
Dayton Firefighters Federal Credit Union was organized as the “Dayton (Ohio) Firemen Federal Credit Union” on the 4th day of June in 1935. The charter members, who were all fire department employees, applied for permission to organize and operate a Federal Credit Union. For over 68 years, the field of membership at the credit union included: any active or pensioned employee of Dayton, Ohio Fire Department and Department of Telegraph and Signals; employees of the credit union; members of their immediate family; and any association of such employees. The growth that followed was evidence of membership approval and acceptance that the credit union was a good choice for financial businesses. In September 2003, Dayton Firefighters FCU was able to open their services to anyone that lives, works, worships or attends school in Montgomery County of Ohio. Today, Dayton Firefighters FCU with $50 million in assets and over 3,800 members promises to simplify your financial life, work in your best interest, make your privacy a top priority, have fair and competitive rates and fees, and provide personalized options to help you achieve financial success. For more information, please visit

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