Honoring former Global CEO John Madri, leader and trailblazer
In 1970 he was invited by the chief of civilian personnel to serve on the supervisory committee of Fairchild Federal Credit Union, now known as Global Credit Union, established in 1954 to serve the financial needs of military and civilian personnel at FAFB.
John became chairman of the supervisory committee and a few years later became chairman of the board of directors. Dominic Allessio, President of Fairchild Federal Credit Union, was approaching retirement and suggested that John take his place. John became president on May 1, 1980.
Under John’s leadership, Global Credit Union boomed. The Credit Union opened 9 additional branches and grew assets from $30 million to $300 million. John introduced the region’s first in-store branch as well as the first drive-up ATM.
John was always a champion to the employees at Global by encouraging their development and success. He was a brilliant communicator and a true trailblazer for Global Credit Union.
Global Credit Union, founded in 1954, is a full service financial institution with assets of over $376 million serving 48,000+ members residing around the world. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Washington State, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone or Latah counties in Idaho, and all active military members and their families worldwide. For more information about Global Credit Union please visit www.globalcu.org.