People’s Credit Union announces the appointment of new EVP/Chief Financial Officer

MIDDLETON, RI (November 18, 2013) — Ellen Ford, President & CEO of People’s Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of John T. Knierim to the position of EVP/Chief Financial Officer.  In this position, Knierim is responsible for the Credit Union’s overall financial plans and policies as well as ensuring the achievement of short-and long-range goals for finance, facilities/security and collections.

Knierim is an accomplished financial executive with extensive operational experience.  Previously he was employed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Greylock Federal Credit Union.  Prior to Greylock he was employed as Chief Financial Officer at The Nashua Bank.  In both these positions he was responsible for all finance, accounting and funds management.  Knierim has experience in liquidity and capital planning and measurement, developing strategic business plans and strengthening internal control processes.

“We are thrilled that John is joining our team.  He is a results-oriented, decisive leader with a proven track record.  We are certain he will thrive here at People’s Credit Union,” commented Ford.

Knierim attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, Harpur College where he graduated with a B.S. in economics.  Knierim was also a Level III Candidate at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program at the CFA Institute.  He is currently a member of the Financial Managers Society and actively participates in many community and civic organizations.

Headquartered in Rhode Island, People’s Credit Union serves members through six locations in Bristol, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Wakefield.

People’s, a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government.  For more information about People’s Credit Union visit


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