Dort Financial Credit Union announces retirement of President/CEO Vicki Hawkins
GRAND BLANC, MI (March 9, 2022) — After 36 years of dedication to the members and employees of Dort Financial Credit Union, Vicki Hawkins, president and CEO, will retire on March 18th.
Vicki’s career at Dort Financial began in 1986 when she joined the credit union as an accountant. Since then, she has served many roles at the credit union, including as the controller, the CFO, the VP of finance, and, since 2009, the president and CEO of the credit union.
Vicki’s tenure as the CEO has been characterized by innovative ideas, strategic thinking and unwavering commitment to our mission of “opening doors to our members by providing quality financial services.”
“It has been a privilege to have worked alongside Vicki and we appreciate her extraordinary contributions to Dort Financial Credit Union,” said Wayne Natzke, chairman of the board of directors. “We salute her for her work, her vision, and her leadership. Vicki surrounded herself by people who shared her commitment and dedication for a common purpose of helping our members. The Board wishes Vicki all best for her retirement and success in all of her future endeavors.”
During her 13-year leadership tenure, the credit union’s asset size has grown from 350 million to 1.3 billion dollars while membership has more than doubled from 50,000 to over 109,000 members. The organization also increased the number of branches from seven to 10 and expanded to a statewide charter in 2020.
“I look back at all these years with a huge smile on my face. Dort Financial Credit Union has been my family and home for nearly my adult life. I am so grateful to the Board of Directors, the members, and the team members who have been partners to me in this amazing journey,” said Hawkins. “With a strong management team, Dort Financial Credit Union will continue to be recognized as a leader in the financial industry.”
About Dort Financial Credit Union
Founded in 1951, Dort Financial Credit Union serves more than 103,000 members, with assets over $2 billion and 11 locations. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in the state of Michigan or in Palm Beach, Martin, Hendry, and Broward counties in Florida. The credit union offers comprehensive financial services, including auto loans, mortgages, high interest checking accounts and much more. Learn more at dortonline.org or by calling 800-521-3796.