WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2014 — GOBankingRates spotlights client Signal Financial Federal Credit Union’s recent appointment of Francois Verleysen, its new President and CEO. Verleysen will be just the fourth CEO in the credit union’s long history, succeeding Dan Stake, who served in the same position for 31 years.
“We are excited to have Francois take on the role of President/CEO,” said Andrew Mekelburg, Signal Financial Federal Credit Union Chairman. “Francois has extensive operations and financial management experience and is just the individual to lead us on our continuing journey of growth and new opportunities for the credit union and our members.”
Verleysen’s history in credit union leadership includes the following career highlights:
- He’s served as the Community Relations and Membership Development Executive Director at Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union since 2007, where he helped increase efficiency and productivity across all operations, significantly growing membership while implementing a successful eBranch and 24/7 communications center.
- Verleysen additionally served as the Senior Vice President of Retail Delivery and Senior Vice President of Personal Banking at Riggs Bank N.A. in Washington, D.C.
- He has over 32 years of experience in the financial services industry, holding various executive level positions throughout his career.
“GOBankingRates congratulates Francois Verleysen on his well-deserved appointment,” said Casey Bond, GOBankingRates’ managing editor. “His employment history demonstrates a strong commitment to supporting credit unions, improving their services and serving their members; we’re excited to see him continue to do that at the helm of Signal Financial.”
About Signal Financial Federal Credit Union
Signal Financial, formerly Washington Telephone Federal Credit Union (WTFCU), was chartered in the summer of 1947 by a small group of telephone company employees in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, the field of membership extends to more than 150 small- to medium-sized businesses, as well as telephone company groups, and people who live, work, worship or go to school in the District or inside the Beltway in Prince George’s County.
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