• Michelle Vannest Joins Wildfire Credit Union

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    Michelle LeBlanc

    Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator



    Michelle Vannest Joins Wildfire Credit Union
    Wildfire Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Vannest as Vice President of Business Services.  Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Central Michigan University, majoring in accounting.  She has over 25 years experience in the financial industry.
    Vannest is also active in the community.  She is an Ambassador for the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, Trustee and Board Secretary for the Kantzler Foundation, member of the Midland Noon Rotary Club and member of MAYFL Boosters. Michelle has been involved with the Girl Scouts of Mitten Bay, The Arc of Midland, Bay Community Foundation, Great Lakes Bay Economic Club, Junior Achievement, Midland 4-H, Northeast Little League of Midland and a Board Member of the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce. Michelle resides in Midland with her husband and son.
    Tim Benecke, President and CEO commented, “We are excited to have Michelle as part of our business services team.  Michelle is a great asset for our business members and Wildfire.”
    Vannest joins Andrea Hales, Chief Business Officer, Business Services, Darlene Krumpholz, Vice President, Treasury Services, John Harken, Vice President, Business Services and Courtney Douponce, Vice President, Business Services as a member of the team.  Michelle is based out of the Midland branch located on Joseph Drive.

    Wildfire Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative, has a community charter.  Membership is open for anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Saginaw, Midland, Bay, Tuscola, Gratiot, Genesee, Shiawassee, Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Isabella, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Otsego, Roscommon, Wexford counties.  The credit union also provides services to small businesses in the same twenty-three county market.  Wildfire currently has full service offices in Saginaw, Midland and Bay City.  More information is available on all Wildfire Credit Union’s products and services at www.wildfirecu.org.

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