Lake Michigan Credit Union hires James Snave as Senior Vice Wealth Management

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (April 5, 2016) — Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is pleased to announce the hiring of James Snave as Senior Vice President of Wealth Management. With this hiring, Snave assumes the lead management role at Lake Michigan Investment Services (LMIA).

Snave has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily in wealth management and private banking. He holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses and has earned the Certified Financial Planner designation. Born and raised in Chicago, Snave earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Governors State University and a Master’s degree in Finance from DePaul University, both of Chicago, IL.

Snave reports directly to LMCU’s President and CEO, Sandra Jelinski. “We’re so pleased to have Jim join our investments team. It’s quite an advantage to be able to secure the services of such a talented, committed, experienced financial leader. LMCU, its investment advisors and our clients will all benefit greatly from this new alliance.”

Snave said, “I look forward to building upon the success of LMCU’s investment business to deliver best-in-class wealth management services to our members. I am committed to the highest professional standards of integrity, dependability and honesty. I’m also in the ‘good night’s sleep’ business. When we deliver on our value promise, our clients sleep well at night.”

Snave and his wife are active in the local Grand Rapids community, participating in various activities through their church and school, as well as volunteering at Degage Ministries Homeless Shelter. Snave also served on the board of directors for Broadway Grand Rapids.

They also enjoy the many outdoor recreational opportunities present in west Michigan.

Jim Snave Press Release Photo

About Lake Michigan Credit Union

Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is the largest credit union in Michigan. Employing a staff of over 1,550 and serving over 520,000 members, LMCU's assets exceed $11.5 billion, with a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $13 billion. LMCU has 65 convenient branch locations overall, including 19 in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments, and commercial banking. To find out more, visit


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