Michlig will join the league on May 20, replacing former president/CEO Paul Gentile, who left the league at year-end 2012 to take an executive vice president position at CUNA.
Tom Griffiths, retired president of the Iowa Credit Union, has been acting as temporary CEO of the New Jersey League since the beginning of this year.
Michlig began his credit union career at CUES, working at the professional development firm from 1995 to 1999. He left to work for Pemco Technology Services as a senior account executive, but returned to CUES in 2008.
“Greg is widely known in the industry and has a long list of associates throughout the country, which will help him to continue to move the league forward as a respected resource,” said NJCUL Chairman Lou Vetere in a release.
“He has a proven track record of initiating and cultivating relationships that will serve him well as he meets with our credit union leadership,” Vetere said.
“He is a strong believer in communicating with members and understanding their needs so that the league can provide the services necessary to help our members succeed. He also has a strong track record of initiating and embracing innovation,” the league chairman said
Michlig said in the release that he looks forward to continuing to build upon the league’s momentum.
“It has been a great pleasure working with the league board of directors throughout this process and I am eager to begin meeting with the credit union community throughout the Garden State,” Michlig said.