Fort Knox Federal welcomes Jake Darabos as Chief Financial Officer

RADCLIFF, KY (March 15, 2018) — Fort Knox Federal Credit Union recently welcomed Jake Darabos, CPA, as its new Chief Financial Officer.  Jake is an experienced finance professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. As CFO, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial and accounting performance for the credit union including budgeting, product profitability and asset liability management.

Prior to joining Fort Knox Federal, Jake served as Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for CASE Credit Union in Lansing, Michigan for nearly seven years. He also served as Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of the Lansing Community College Foundation and on the Board of Directors for Ele’s Place – a counseling and grief center for children who have lost parents, siblings, or others close to them. Jake is looking forward to learning more about the many charitable organizations operating in North Central Kentucky and becoming more involved in his new community.

“I am so happy and excited to be living here in Kentucky and to be part of such a great organization. During my short-time at Fort Knox Federal, I’ve already experienced the incredible environment of innovation, fresh ideas and constant improvement,” says Jake Darabos, CFO of Fort Knox Federal. “Employees at every level are unbelievably welcoming, helpful, and truly friendly. I can tell that those traits get carried through to the service that we provide our members as well.”

Jake is skilled in Cash Flow, Budgeting, Internal Audit, Banking, and Account Reconciliation. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Northwood University – DeVos Graduate School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy from Saginaw Valley State University.

“Jake is a skilled finance professional who looks for innovative ways to strengthen the credit union and solve financial challenges for members,” says Ray Springsteen, Chief Executive Officer of Fort Knox Federal. “In fact, his previous finance department was recognized with the first-ever Excellence in Finance Award from the Credit Union National Association for demonstrating initiative, creativity, commitment and strategic thinking.”

Jake Darabos

About Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Fort Knox Federal is a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving the community since 1950. We are the largest Kentucky-based credit union with approximately $1.6 billion in assets and were named Favorite Mortgage Lender and Favorite Financial Institution in the 2019 News-Enterprise Readers Choice Survey. Fort Knox Federal exists to improve the financial lives of its members, which now include over 105,000 individuals in our civilian and military communities. It’s simple to become a member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.


Eldon Tilley
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
502.942.0254 ext. 6262

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