Great Lakes Credit Union announces new Chief Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer

BANNOCKBURN, IL (February 24, 2020) — Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU), a Chicago-area based not-for-profit financial cooperative is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Hersh to Chief Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer effective January 2020. In this new role, he will continue to lead the credit union’s talent management, cultural transformation, and employee development initiatives.

“It’s with great pleasure to announce Michael’s promotion. He has been instrumental in our journey to transform our culture in the short time he has been with GLCU. His experience, skills and passion for our team members have improved our organizational climate. I look forward in having Michael join our Executive Leadership Team and continuing his ongoing contributions.” said Steve Bugg, President and CEO of Great Lakes Credit Union.

Michael holds the SHRM-SCP and SPHR designations in his field along with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He also volunteers in his community and has held numerous leadership roles for Glenwood Academy, March of Dimes, and Boy Scouts of America.

“It has been my honor to be able to be part of this fantastic organization and give back to our members and community. I hope to be able to continue to accomplish great things for the employees and team members of GLCU.” said Michael Hersh, Chief Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer of Great Lakes Credit Union.

About Great Lakes Credit Union

Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, Great Lakes Credit Union is banking for a greater good. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.6 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to serve 95,000 members in Chicagoland and surrounding areas, and to give back to its members and communities through education, volunteerism, and partnerships. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts, educational initiatives, and community development programs at

Phone: (847) 578-7318

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