Community Matters
Annual Community Report 2014

A Message from Board Chair Teresa Folino

Teresa Folino
Thank you for your continued support of and membership at Community Financial. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Community Financial is governed by a member-elected volunteer board of directors who serve as trustees on behalf of the entire membership. The board works with CEO Bill Lawton and the executive leadership team to guide our credit union through a continuously adapting financial environment due to rapidly changing technology and ideas generated by team members and members.

It’s our passion for service to our members that sets us apart from other financial institutions in Michigan. We build and maintain strong member relationships through our team’s extraordinary level of member service and delivery of personalized solutions. You can always count on our team members to demonstrate a willingness to listen to your questions and be responsive to your needs.

I’m proud to be able to serve on the board for a credit union that is so committed to enhancing the communities we serve through donations and volunteerism. We strive to enhance the financial well-being of our communities through financial support, free financial counseling resources and our award-winning Student-Run Credit Union program, which helps our younger members make wise financial choices now and later in life.

I also want to thank my fellow directors and the board’s supervisory committee for their dedication and willingness to serve the credit union on a volunteer basis. We will continue to represent you and govern a financially strong credit union that is able to make¬†a positive difference¬†now and in the future.