On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Cheryl Calabrese from Chief Financial Officer to President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellness Federal Credit Union, effective October 2, 2019. Ms. Calabrese joined the Credit Union in July 2018, and has served tirelessly in managing the financial affairs of the organization. She brings 29 years of credit union experience, and a background in auditing and accounting to the position. Prior to joining Wellness Federal Credit Union, she was Vice President – Controller at Hartford Federal Credit Union for 2 years and Controller at Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union for 4 years.
With the promotion of Ms. Calabrese, our interim President and CEO, Mr. Raymond Kowalski, will be stepping down and returning to his role on the Board of Directors. I would like thank Mr. Kowalski for his dedication to the credit union and his leadership over the last two years. During his tenure, he focused on streamlining operations and oversaw our move to the Colt Gateway, providing easier access and expansive parking for our members.
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