The new year has brought a new leader to Community West Credit Union.
Former Shore to Shore Credit Union CEO Jon Looman has been tapped to serve as the new President/CEO of the Kentwood, Mich.-based credit union.
Looman steps in for Charles Rea, who has announced his retirement after some 10 years of dedicated service. Rea is credited with helping the credit union grow from $64 million to more than $105 million and serving 13,346 members. During his tenure Community West has changed its name from Steelcase Employees, expanded its branch network, opened its own call center and offered members home banking including bill pay.
In a letter to members Rea stated he's looking forward to exploring the world of a senior citizen.
"There is a lot to be grateful for and proud of. I believe I leave this organization better than it was and leave behind a part of myself," Rea said. "I trust that the organization, the board of directors, our members, and the staff will prosper and succeed in the years ahead."