MFCU Network Administrator honored with inaugural Ignite Award

MIDLAND, MI (April 12, 2023) — Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions has named Members First Credit Union (MFCU) network administrator Joshua Buck as its first recipient of the Ignite Award. New for 2023, the Ignite Award was created to showcase a young professional who exhibits a firm belief and dedication to credit union principles. This individual goes above and beyond to promote credit union philosophy, and strives to make a difference.

Buck, who has worked at MFCU since 2016, received the award April 5 during the Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions’ Annual Meeting in Midland.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled by this award,” Buck said. “My successes would not be possible without having a strong support network in my life. I want to give a special thank you to everyone who has supported me as I continue to grow as a Young Professional.”

In addition to his role as network administrator at MFCU, Buck is the advocacy director for District 2 of the FUEL MI Young Professional group and is actively involved with the credit union action committee.

“Josh Buck is making waves in our movement and credit union,” stated Carrie Iafrate, the president and CEO of Members First Credit Union. “He sets his sights on a goal and works hard.  Josh is gregarious; sharing his passion for credit unions, our mission, and the good work he sees us doing with anyone who will listen.”

Buck continues to set his sights high and plans to continue making a positive difference in his community and at Members First Credit Union.

Joshua Buck

About Members First Credit Union

Members First Credit Union remains dedicated to the many Michigan communities it serves for more than 86 years. The credit union supports approximately 64,000 members and has 250+ employees who share in the passion to service its members.  More information is available at


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