Down East Credit Union Enlists Services of D. Hilton Associates to Search for Chief Financial Officer

The Woodlands, Texas (October 2018) – Down East Credit Union, headquartered in Baileyville, ME, has an outstanding opportunity for a talented, strategic individual to help lead the credit union in the role of the Chief Financial Officer.


As a key member of the senior leadership team, this executive will act as a business partner to the CEO in driving strategy, managing financial performance, improving operating efficiency, and for ensuring conformance with all applicable State and Federal laws.  Responsibilities include streamlining and managing all practices and activities in the finance and accounting functions and procedures, managing the investment portfolio, as well as budgeting and forecasting for the organization. The ideal candidate will exhibit strong leadership and motivational skills, be a team builder, and an innovative thinker. This individual will have exceptional financial knowledge with a proven track record of success in change management. A minimum of five to seven years’ experience at an executive or senior management level within a financial institution and a Bachelor’s degree is required, CPA preferred.


About Down East Credit Union

Down East Credit Union (DECU) was chartered in 1941 as the St. Croix Federal Credit Union and was operated by the employees of St. Croix Pulp and Paper Company. As they grew, the credit union converted to a state-chartered credit union, adopting a new name, Down East Credit Union. Today, DECU has grown to over $184 million in assets and serves over 20,000 members from eight locations. Down East Credit Union offers a complete line of financial services such as consumer and real estate loans; personal lines of credit, credit cards, checking and savings accounts, and a full suite of online and mobile banking services. DECU prides itself on its unwavering commitment to promoting the “People Helping People” credit union philosophy and culture. They were named in 2017 and 2018 as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine companies. To learn more, visit


About D. Hilton Associates, Inc.

D. Hilton Associates, Inc. is one of the most recognized credit union consulting firms in the country. Our major practice areas are Executive Recruiting, Compensation Services, Retention & Retirement, Strategic Services, and Board Leadership. To date, D. Hilton has conducted over 3,000 successful searches for credit unions nationwide and has been employed by 95% of the largest credit unions in the country to fill senior executive management positions. For more information, please visit our website at



Wednesday October 10, 2018

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