Dover Federal Credit Union announces new CEO; Reiterates community focus

DOVER, DE (January 4, 2023) — After an extensive Nationwide Search, Dover Federal Credit Union has hired Janell Upton to the position of President & CEO.  Effective January 23, Upton will assume the leadership role, succeeding former CEO, Chaz Rzewnicki, who has moved on as CEO of Vibe Credit Union in Novi, Michigan and interim CEO, Donna Kiscaden who will return to her role as CFRO.

Upton is experienced, poised and passionate about the opportunity to lead Delaware’s fastest growing credit union.  “I am honored to be selected as the next President and CEO of Dover Federal Credit Union,” said Upton. “I look forward to leading this exceptional credit union and talented team to further assist our members in reaching their financial goals and enabling growth and change that benefits the staff, the organization, and the communities we serve.”

“Janell not only has 25 years of financial services experience, most of that time spent at credit unions” said Cory Thomas, Dover Federal Board Chairman, “she brings with her over a decade of service providing financial literacy training and counseling to those in need.” The Board of Directors emphasized that community will remain a core focus for Dover Federal, both through products designed to get our members where they need to be, as well as through our charitable contributions and volunteer hours in support of our regions underserviced and in-need communities. Thomas continued, “we are delighted to have Janell joining the DFCU team and know our future is bright with her in this role.”

Janell Upton

About Dover Federal Credit Union

Dover Federal Credit Union was first chartered in 1958 by a handful of Air Force and civilian workers at Dover Air Force Base. Today, Dover Federal continues to serve the Air Force Base as well as over 40,000 members from over 500 Workplace Partners and has eight locations throughout the state of Delaware. Dover Federal continues to help its members get there, wherever that may be. To learn more about Dover Federal Credit Union, visit any of their branches or visit them on the web at


Taevann Calloway; Marketing Clerk
Dover Federal Credit Union
1075 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
302-678-8000 ext. 2432

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