First Financial Federal Credit Union Hires Jay Arya as Vice President of IT

Ann Willets
Utopia Communications
(732) 542-9100 ext. 114

Wall, NJ (Monday, August 20, 2012) – First Financial Federal Credit Union recently announced the appointment of Jay Arya of Morganville, as vice president of information technology.

Arya possesses an extensive background in information technology and information security. Prior to joining First Financial Federal Credit Union, he was a vice president in charge of information security with Investors Bank of Short Hills, New Jersey.  Arya also possesses CISSP, CISM and GISP technology certifications. He has diverse business experience within the finance and audit departments at several regional banks over the past 20 years.  He attended Chubb Institute in North Brunswick, NJ and received a Network Engineering diploma, and he also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Auditing. In his leisure time, Arya enjoys bicycle riding, model aircraft building and spending time with his family.

Arya will be responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the IT Department, managing the department’s staff activities, ensuring all internal data processing and procedures are followed and that the staff is meeting its daily, weekly, and monthly goals.  He will also be responsible for host system functionality and the administration of First Financial’s desktop, servers, and network infrastructure.  

“My goal at First Financial will be to make sure the technology department as a whole supports the credit union’s business goals and strategies by providing superior service, innovation and a valued partnership,” said Arya.

“For the past 11 years Jay has managed an extensive range of information technology and security infrastructure responsibilities,” noted First Financial President & CEO, Issa Stephan.  “We anticipate his experience will help us to continue to improve member security, as well as our own productivity and efficiency.”

About First Financial Federal Credit Union:

First Financial Federal Credit Union (formerly Mon-Oc Federal Credit Union) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative whose goal is to provide the highest level of quality products and personalized services while maintaining financial integrity and stability.  Our vision is to be a long-term financial partner with our Members. While First Financial has a highly trained, professional staff using the latest technology, we also pride ourselves on our personal touch. Unlike huge banking conglomerates, policy setting and overall strategic direction of First Financial are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of credit union members. The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA. For more information on First Financial, visit

More News