Get To Know Scott

 

“I am truly blessed to work in the credit
union industry where we partner with our
communities and members to provide
solutions for financial success.”

 

My key to success is a strong faith and a passion for what you believe in. If someone is doing something they don’t enjoy they need to move on because life is too short. I enjoy the opportunity to collaborate and dream with other people, debate differences, and celebrate similarities. This is reflected in my volunteerism, professional affiliations, and hopefully in the job I do every day. I also strive to constantly improve and never be satisfied with the status quo. The way I see it, you only go around once go fast!

Scott credits the skills that he learned from mentors in the industry, his family and most importantly his strong faith in God’s plans. Scott was taught early that the “Work Hard – Play Hard” philosophy creates a balanced and exciting life. He lives this philosophy through volunteer work, community involvement and involvement as a Board Member at CU*Answers, and many other local community boards and volunteer organizations.

 

Scott’s Passion For Service

 

I am passionate about my faith, my family, and my community.  I am blessed to serve them all.

I am humble enough to know that God has great plans for our lives and everything is His. I enjoy coaching and teaching. I strongly believe in the theory “work hard…play hard” and strive to demonstrate that on a daily basis in all that I do. I consider myself a financial consultant and I am not afraid to ask for your business if I feel it will help you financially.

I currently work with a great team at Honor Credit Union that serves the State of Michigan and where our members live. I have a passion to serve our members and the community.

I am a strong supporter and believer in helping consumers become financially independent through good financial decisions and the cooperative movement in America.

 

Scott’s Experience

Since joining Honor Credit Union Scott has worked with his team to leverage the unique cooperative relationship with CU*Answers. Honor CU has a long and rich history with the CUSO and Scott believes that the key to future success is in collaboration and constant curiosity on how things can be done better. Scott has set a course at Honor CU to remain and grow as a strong financial alternative in the markets we serve, and the team is constantly looking at ways to bring the services of Honor CU to other markets. Scott’s team has worked to strategically expand the footprint of Honor Credit Union to serve each member individually and serve more members. This is reflected in what has been accomplished below:

– Re-brand and charter expansion

– Merger with Otsego Paperworkers’ Credit Union

– Alliance with Allegus Credit Union in Kalamazoo

– Strategic Purchase of a bank branch, its customers and assets to strengthen market presence

– Alliance with SIR Federal Credit Union

– Acquiring a secondary market ticket for FNMA

– Re-brand and expansion of the student credit unions for Honor

– Launch of Powered By Honor, a 501c3 Foundation to serve the communities

– Launch of Honor Financial Group – the investment division for Honor

In addition, Scott and his team have been able to grow organically through a full range of great products from youth accounts to commercial accounts. This growth has not come at the expense of financial strength. Scott and the Board at Honor are committed to insuring a strong credit union for the members and the communities it serves. Scott has already seen the benefits of working with a company that is a partner first and a data processor second.

In 2010 Scott lead the team through the monumental task of a name change and re-branding. With a cooperative team effort between the Board, employees and members, the credit union changed the name from Berrien Teachers Credit Union to Honor Credit Union. This was derived from the original core group of teachers and educators and reflects how the credit union has taken care of its members and the surrounding communities. Honor Credit Union recently expanded its charter to serve 12 counties on Michigan’s west side.

I have been truly blessed to have the opportunity to work for a great organization and a great team at Honor CU. I never take for granted the value of teamwork and the support that we get from our Board. This support, coupled with a strong team, great members and welcoming communities truly defines the Honor Way.