Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union announces new CEO

KOKOMO, IN (July 20, 2016) — Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union announces the appointment of Melissa Domingues as the new President and CEO, effective August 8, 2016.

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Solidarity, with assets currently of $213 million and over 25,000 members is the largest credit union in Kokomo, Indiana, with two office locations and 24 ATMs in two counties. Solidarity currently employs 54 people.

“The Board of Directors is excited to bring on Ms. Domingues as the next visionary leader of the credit union”, says Michael K. Whiteman, Chairman of Solidarity’s Board of Directors.  “She has the experience to take Solidarity to the next level. We were looking for a CEO that will thrive in a highly dynamic environment, is capable of accelerating what is working very well for Solidarity, and will move the credit union forward with the speed required to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us”.

As the former Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Mobiloil Credit Union in Beaumont, Texas, Ms. Domingues was responsible for the Accounting, Finance, Card Operations, and Payments Systems Departments as well as working closely with all areas of the organization. She has also overseen the Information Systems and Technology Department. Ms. Domingues brings over 19 years of experience in the financial service industry to Solidarity. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Ms. Domingues also graduated from the Southwest Credit Union National Association Management School as Vice President of the class in July of 2015.

As an advocate for the credit union difference, Ms. Domingues has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Houston, worked with families in need during the holidays, represented the credit union at educational foundation dinners, worked with Habitat for Humanity, and has been involved with the local Chamber of Commerce. She is also active with the Credit Union Chapters. Ms. Domingues also is active with a dog rescue organization based out of Houston, Texas.

“This is an exciting time for the credit union industry, Ms. Domingues said, and I am very thankful to be able to join the Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union team. I look forward to working with the members, the entire staff, and Board of Directors. Solidarity has already been doing great things for its members and community, and I am eager to help expand its vision even further.”

About Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union

Solidarity is the largest credit union in the Howard and Tipton county area, and has served Kokomo for over 61 years. The credit union was started by Delco UAW employees. They placed a quarter a week in a cigar box in order to have enough money to loan to a co-worker to purchase a car. From this form of saving and lending, they formed a cooperative to serve their employees and family members. Solidarity became a community chartered credit union in January of 2001 and serves anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Howard or Tipton county and sections of Miami and Cass counties. Solidarity is a very community oriented financial institution and was awarded the Chancellor’s Medallion at the Indiana University of Kokomo’s Scholarship Gala on June 23, 2016. Solidarity has been awarded the “Best Credit Union in Kokomo” for the last four years in a row by the residents of the city. The credit union has also received “The Best Teller” award. In 2015, Solidarity donated over $47,000 to local not-for-profit organizations, hospital foundations, service clubs, and the local university. The credit union’s initiatives support the health, financial education, and emotional well-being of the members, children and students in the communities that they serve. For more information about Solidarity visit:,, or @solidaritycu. Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union is located at 201 Southway Boulevard East with a branch location at 118 North Dixon Road in Kokomo, Indiana. (765) 453 4020,


Diana TenBrook
765 453 4020, ext. 1315

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