People First Federal Credit Union welcomes Kerry Lobel as Chief Information Technology Officer

ALLENTOWN, PA (June 27, 2022) — People First Federal Credit Union announces the hiring of Kerry Lobel as the new Chief Information Technology Officer. Kerry will lead the Information Technology (IT) function to drive strategic technology initiatives and oversee IT operational areas.

Kerry brings more than twenty years of technology leadership spanning multiple industries.  He spent the last sixteen years in the financial services industry. Leveraging his skills and experience, he will be responsible for the technology portfolio and digital strategic initiatives to support People First’s mission.  In Kerry’s most recent role, he designed strategic roadmaps to integrate information technology throughout the business, upgraded infrastructure, adopted new technology and performed application audits, securing excellent audit ratings with zero gaps.

“Kerry is a strategic thinker with a track record of success in directing cross-functional teams that empowers them and breeds a culture of collaboration, teamwork and continuity,” said Howard Meller, President/CEO of People First. “He has the experience needed to further develop a strong IT program that will make our employees more productive, serve our members, and strengthen our ongoing efforts to safeguard our networks, infrastructure, business applications and products with best-in-class internal and member-facing security practices.”

Kerry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Computer Security from East Stroudsburg University.

Kerry Lobel

About People First Federal Credit Union

People First Federal Credit Union (People First) is a federally chartered and insured credit union that has been serving the Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania by offering low-cost financial services for more than 70 years. With almost $900 million in assets and more than 72,000 members, People First serves more members than any other credit union in the Lehigh Valley region. A member-owned, caring, provider of financial services, People First is committed to helping the people of the Lehigh Valley and beyond to improve their lives and secure a better future.


Margaret McConnell (She/Her/Hers)

Director of Strategic Partnerships

People First FCU

740 Hamilton Street

Suite 300

Allentown, PA 18101

T: 484-891-8262

F: 610.798.9241

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