United Federal Credit Union names Dana L. Wales as Board of Directors’ first Associate Director

ST. JOSEPH, MI (August 19, 2015) — United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) has named Dana L. Wales an associate director of the UFCU Board of Directors.

Wales is president and registered principal of Wales & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Wales has been associated with Ameriprise Financial, formerly American Express Financial Advisors, since 1987. His service to American Express Financial Advisors and leadership in the industry was recognized when he was named as the National Franchise Leader of the Year in 2005.

The newly-created Associate Director Program is designed to provide a prepared and ready supply of succession candidates for the board of directors, ensuring continuity of board leadership. Wales is the first candidate to be named to the position.

“We view the Associate Director Program as an investment in our future, and we are certain Dana will play a key role,” said President/CEO Gary Easterling. “We welcome Dana’s experience and insights to our United Federal Credit Union Board Room.”

In addition to owning and managing a private wealth advisory practice, Wales is a partner in Newport Properties of Michigan, a real estate development and management company in Southwest Michigan.

Wales received the Certified Financial Planner® designation in 1994 from the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards. He studied economics at the University of Michigan where he was selected as one of the top 25 male leaders on campus as an inductee into Michigamua, a senior leadership honorary society.

Wales is a member of the Board of Trustees at Andrews University. He also serves on the Lakeland Health Foundation Board of Trustees and is a member of the Berrien Community Foundation. Wales resides in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Dana L. Wales


About United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. United consists of more than 186,000 Member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $3.8 billion. Its corporate office and main branch are in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal opportunity lender. Equal housing lender. For more information visit


Contact: Diana Wake
Phone: (888) 982-1400 ext. 6891
United Federal Credit Union, 150 Hilltop Road, St. Joseph, Michigan, 49085

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