Credit unions in Utah, Alaska, California, Florida and South Dakota appointed new CEOS.

Bret VanAusdal will become president/CEO of Utah Community Credit Union in Provo on March 31.

He will succeed current UCCU President/CEO Jeff Sermon who announced his retirement following a career that has spanned more than four decades. He launched his career with the credit union in 1976, when he was the sixth employee hired.

Sermon worked as a loan officer, branch manager and vice president of lending. In 1987, he was named executive vice president and was appointed president/CEO in 2003.

Under his leadership, UCCU's s grew from $394 million in assets and 86,248 members in 2003 to its current assets of $1.2 billion and nearly 160,000 members.

Along with serving at UCCU, Sermon is a popular speaker, musician, and songwriter, having published two musical albums.

VanAusdal, who now works at UCCU's executive vice president, joined the credit union 22 years ago.

James Wileman was appointed president/CEO of the $1 billion Credit Union 1 in Anchorage, Alaska.

He replaced Paul Yang.

Wileman joined credit union as manager of its Mountain View branch in 2010. He also served as vice president of member and administrative services and senior vice president of operations before he was promoted to chief operating officer in 2016.

Prior to joining Credit Union 1, he was president/CEO of the $54 million Alps Federal Credit Union in Sitka, Alaska.

Richard Lie was named president/CEO of Los Angeles Federal Credit Union.

He succeeds former LAFCU President/CEO John Dea who retired last month after nearly 25 years of service. He joined the credit union in 1993 as an assistant general manager and served as executive vice president, chief operations officer before he was appointed president/CEO eight years ago.

Since Dea joined the credit union 25 years ago, its assets increased from $253 million and 30,000 members to its current assets of $928 million and 60,000 members.

Lie previously served as executive vice president/chief financial officer at LAFCU for 23 years.

On April 2, Charles E. “Chuck” Adcock III will become president/CEO of the $215 million Florida State University Credit Union in Tallahassee.

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