ST. PAUL, Minn. – Move over corporate and banking giants and make room for Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union President/CEO Kyle Markland. Markland and the credit union have become quite popular since he has been named one of the Top 30 People to Watch in 2003 by the Twin Cities Business Monthly. In a top 30 list that includes CEOs from Target, Best Buy, and General Mills, Affinity Plus FCU has been singled out as the only credit union. “While I am so honored to be with this prestigious group of leaders, they should really be looking at our board and employees,” said Markland. “Any success is a result of a team effort. What stands out about this recognition is that it shows that any credit union anywhere can compete with global companies.” With a focus on relationship building, Affinity Plus FCU has managed to double its assets to nearly $700 million while increasing member satisfaction and further developing its brand. According to the publication, in addition to the credit union’s growth in assets and membership, Markland was singled out for his ability to balance “nimble leadership skills with hard-nose business savvy.”

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