Gloudemans named Senior VP Finance at Community First

Community First Credit Union has promoted Craig Gloudemans to Senior Vice President of Finance.

CFCU Craig Gloudemans SVPPresident/CEO Cathie Tierney recently announced that Gloudemans, who joined Community First in 2001, has been promoted and has joined the credit union’s Senior Leadership Team with expanded responsibilities for accounting/finance, investments and more.

His Community First career began in 2001 as one of the first student tellers at the in-school credit union branch at Appleton West High School during his senior year. While earning an accounting degree from UW-Platteville, Gloudemans worked part-time (full-time during the summers) as accounting support staff for the credit union.

Upon graduation in 2005, he was hired full-time as a staff accountant. Gloudemans was later promoted to Accounting Manager (2012), Assistant Vice President of Finance (2019) and Vice President of Finance (2021).

Gloudemans has embraced opportunities to make a difference in the community over the years through volunteer service, including leadership roles with: United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leader Committee, Neenah-Menasha YMCA board, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake Committee, Community First Fox Cities Marathon, Institute of Management Accountants/Winnebagoland chapter (past VP and president), Girls On the Run Northeast Wisconsin and with the children’s ministry and a men’s bible study group at Appleton Alliance Church.

He graduated in 2021 from the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) Board Academy and was part of the Fox Cities Chamber’s Leadership Fox Cities Class of 2018. He was also honored last year as a chamber Future 15 Young Professional.

Craig and his wife, Kim, live in Neenah with their two daughters, Claire and Kendra.

Community First Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with over $5.1 billion in assets and 25 full-service branches. CFCU’s 571 employees deliver financial, investment and insurance services to more than 152,000 member-owners throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.