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Laura Szpont Joins Wildfire Credit Union

News Release Date: Aug 14, 2023

Laura Szpont - Vice President Commercial Lender

Wildfire Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Szpont as Vice President, Commercial Lender. Laura has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry.

Laura began her banking career at Independent Bank, working on small and middle market commercial loans. In 2004, Laura moved to Commercial Alliance and worked with leadership to create a commercial lending program for owner and affiliate credit unions in Michigan. Laura was COO/EVP of Commercial Alliance and was responsible for the credit department, documentation department, appraisal and construction departments and risk management areas. Laura received her Master's Degree in Finance with dual specialization in corporate finance and bank and financial institution management. In addition, she has received her certificate for planning and zoning in the State of Michigan and formerly served as Chairman of Sterling Heights Zoning Board of Appeals.

Tim Benecke, President and CEO commented, "We are excited to have Laura as part of our business services team. Laura is a great asset for our business members and Wildfire."

Szpont joins Andrea Hales, Chief Business Officer, Business Services, Darlene Krumpholz, Vice President, Treasury Services and Business Services Manager, Ann Ray, Assistant Vice President, Treasury Services, John Harken, Vice President, Commercial Lender, Michelle Vannest, Vice President, Commercial Lender, Angela Hine, Vice President, Commercial Lender, Susan Moody, Assistant Vice President, Business Development & Work Place Perks Specialist, Hillary Stockel, Vice President, Commercial Lender, and Jim Couture, Vice President, Commercial Lender as a member of the team. Laura will be serving Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties.

About Wildfire
Wildfire Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative, has a community charter. Membership is open for anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the state of Michigan. 
The vision of Wildfire Credit Union is to build life-long relationships that benefit our members and communities, and to be the most trusted financial partner for our members. Like all financial institutions, we offer a full range of personal and business services to meet your immediate and future financial needs. What sets us apart from the rest of the other financial institutions is our member service.

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