Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Announces New CFO
Rocky Hill, Connecticut (December 10, 2014) – Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the selection of James Harper as the credit union’s new Chief Financial Officer.
“James is the ideal individual to serve as our new Chief Financial Officer. We believe that he will be an invaluable addition to our team,” said John Holt, President/Chief Executive Officer. “He has been a part of the credit union industry for a long time and has the knowledge and expertise to help Nutmeg continue its path of growth. We have the utmost confidence that with James as a member of our team, Nutmeg will continue to exceed the needs of our membership.”
Harper has spent the last 33 years with Sikorsky Financial Credit Union in Stratford, Connecticut and since 2004 Harper has served as the Chief Financial Officer. He has also held positions as Controller/Vice President, Director of Accounting/Assistant Treasurer, and as an Accountant.
As CFO, Harper was the chairman of the ALCO and managed an investment portfolio of over $300 million dollars. Harper was instrumental in the growth of the credit union by providing strategic direction for the development and implementation of both short and long range strategic plans that addressed the evolving needs of the credit union and its members. Harper holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bentley College and obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.
When asked about his new position, James said, “I am very excited for this opportunity at Nutmeg. I am looking forward to joining the team and continuing the credit union’s rich history serving the community.”
Chartered in 1936, Nutmeg was founded by the employees of Southern New England Telephone (now AT&T). In October 2006, they changed their charter to a community based one, and opened membership up to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Hartford, Middlesex or Tolland counties. Nutmeg currently has over $365 million in assets and serves 33,698 members, and has developed programs and implemented services that make it easy for anyone to do business with them. Headquartered in Rocky Hill, Connecticut with offices in Rocky Hill, Manchester, East Windsor, Hartford, Glastonbury, New Britain, Newington, Cromwell and Bristol, they provide members a friendly environment in which to bank, and take pride in educating consumers about the advantages of joining a credit union. They understand that the financial world is evolving, as are people’s banking expectations, which is why they are committed to financial education and meeting the needs of current and future members. Nutmeg’s focus is on delivering exceptional service at every interaction, whether in person or through an electronic delivery channel; their goal is to make every transaction seamless and every encounter Banking Awesome.