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Community First CU hires Bostick as Chief Financial Officer

CFO Chad BostickChad Bostick has joined Community First Credit Union as Chief Financial Officer, relocating to Wisconsin from Alaska. He brings more than 14 years of credit union experience to the role, including his most recent position as CFO with Anchorage-based Credit Union 1.

Bostick earned a Business Administration/Accounting degree from the University of South Dakota and later returned to achieve his Master of Professional Accountancy degree. His professional career began in 2004 in Audit, Assurance and Advisory Services with Deloitte in Minneapolis before becoming Internal Audit Manager with Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union four years later. In 2012, he was promoted to Matanuska Valley CFO, serving almost six years before moving to Credit Union 1.

A life-long learner, Bostick holds numerous Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) designations and certifications and has been active in industry advocacy on the local, state and national levels.

“Community First is an incredible credit union, exemplified by its exceptional commitment to serving our members and uplifting our communities,” Bostick said. “I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of Community First.”

Giving back through volunteer service and community engagement has been a priority for Bostick, who served as a board member/promoter of financial education for Alaska Business Week and Financial Reality Foundation/Get REAL Financial Reality Fair, as well as a board member with the Palmer Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska Credit Union League and Matanuska Electric Association Foundation plus volunteering as a youth sports coach.

Bostick and his wife, Jennie, now live in Combined Locks (WI) with their three children.

Community First Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with over $5.1 billion in assets and 25 full-service branches. CFCU’s 572 employees deliver financial, investment and insurance services to more than 152,000 member-owners throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.