Lake Michigan Credit Union hires Takunia Collins as mortgage loan originator for Kalamazoo area

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (June 29, 2018) — Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Takunia Collins as a mortgage loan originator for its Westnedge, Kalamazoo branch office. He reports directly to LMCU’s Vice President of Regional Mortgage Production, Kelli DeWitt (Southwest Michigan), and will be serving the Kalamazoo market.

Collins graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A in secondary education, English, communications and Africana/black studies. After teaching 9th grade English for Kalamazoo Public Schools, he worked as a Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) certified homeownership specialist.

DeWitt is excited to have Collins join her Kalamazoo lending team. “Takunia’s background as an educator has garnered a great deal of respect in our community. His background as a credit counselor is a valuable asset in helping him assess what’s needed to get the job done. He has great attention to detail and is very passionate about working for LMCU. We’re very happy to have him on our team”

Collins said, “Every position I’ve held over the past 12 years has been in some fashion associated with public service, mainly through educating others about financial sustainability and how to articulate their own personal voice and perspective. I joined LMCU based on their reputation for community involvement and the ability to fill virtually any mortgage need. I am very pleased to represent LMCU’s resources toward the goal of promoting financial stability.”

Collins is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Kalamazoo in 2006.

Takunia Collins

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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