Jeremiah Kossen appointed New CEO of Publix Employees Federal Credit Union

SEATTLE, WA (March 7, 2022) — Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) announces the appointment of Jeremiah Kossen as their Chief Executive Officer. Kossen will assume the responsibilities on March 14, 2022, and will succeed Robert Bregler, who recently retired, and Karen Boccaleri, who has been serving as interim CEO. Boccaleri will resume her duties as COO.

Kossen and his family are excited to move to Florida and join the Lakeland community. “We have always loved Florida and have frequently vacationed with my in-laws, who are snowbirds,” says Kossen. Additionally, he enjoys boating, playing tennis, and reading. “My family and I are excited to join the PEFCU family. I am honored to join an organization with such a talented and engaged team supported by a strong Board of Directors,” Kossen stated. “I look forward to building on the best-in-class service and great value that PEFCU delivers to the associates of Publix Super Markets, Inc.”

Kossen has served in multiple executive roles in the credit union industry after getting started as a problem case officer at NCUA. Most recently, Kossen served as CEO of Town and Country Credit Union ($637M Assets) in Minot, ND. Prior, he spent ten years as Chief Operating Officer at Lake Michigan Credit Union ($11B Assets) in Grand Rapids, MI, which also had operations in the Florida market.

Terry Brigman, Chairman of the Board stated, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we welcome Jeremiah and his family to PEFCU and look forward to a collaborative partnership in maintaining our current success and serving the financial needs of the Publix Super Markets, Inc. employees and families. Jeremiah brings the leadership needed to care for our culture, employees, and members.”

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