Wildfire Credit Union

Saginaw, Michigan

Contact Information:

Sarah Hilton | 281.719.2133

[email protected]

Wildfire Credit Union

President/Chief Executive Officer

Position Summary

Wildfire Credit Union’s Board of Directors seeks CEO candidates with a portfolio of strengths:

  • Member-oriented: prioritizes the needs and trust of members in all areas of strategic growth and day-to-day service.
  • Growth-oriented: possesses a track record for growth in assets, loans and membership, while ensuring financial stability and excellent member service.
  • Innovative: engages in industry leadership; on the forefront of advances in services and processes.
  • Strategic mindset: leads development and implementation of multi-year strategic planning.
  • Collaborative: partners with board; fosters effective and engaged leadership team.
  • Experienced: demonstrates broad success in credit union or retail banking executive roles.

Competencies and education requirement: Excellent business and financial acumen, goal-oriented on behalf of membership, strong communication skills and team-building expertise. Minimum of 10 years in credit unions or retail banking and a bachelor’s degree are required. Advanced degree preferred.


Company Profile

Wildfire Credit Union is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan with full-service branches in Midland, Saginaw, and Bay City. The credit union has $1 billion in assets, has more than 47,000 members and has a state-wide charter.  Wildfire, formerly Communications Family Credit Union (re-branded in 2009), was established in 1937 to serve telephone employees.  As with many credit unions of the era, it has humble beginnings and is built on the foundation of personal financial support for each member. Today, each of its 185 employees strives to offer distinctive service in-person, online or over the phone.  Wildfire is a strong leader in the community, supporting many interests that align with the interests of our membership.


Community Profile

Saginaw is the largest county in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan, ( which serves as a hub for a diverse array of arts, industry, culture, education and healthcare. Geographically, the region is less than 2 hours north of Detroit/Ann Arbor/Lansing and less than 3 hours from the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge. Recreational choices include everything outdoors (boating, hiking, skiing), minor league sports and the performing arts, including two symphony orchestras. There are five universities, including a medical school, and two community colleges in the region. The business community is diverse ranging from thriving entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 manufacturing. (



An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.

You may recommend others for candidacy by contacting Sarah Hilton, Senior Vice President at (800) 367-0433 extension 133 or [email protected].

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