Leadership Announcement -November 2018

LA CROSSE, Wis. – November 20, 2018 – Marine Credit Union recently announced several additions to their leadership team that will support the company’s continued growth.

Brian Johnson has been named La Crosse District Manager at Marine Credit Union. Johnson joined Marine in January 2018 and completed extensive training in Consumer Loan Officer (CLO) Boot Camp, Mortgage Loan Representative (MLR) Training, Collections, Central Lending and Underwriting. He also served as a successful CLO and the Rushford Branch Manager. Johnson has more than 20 years of cross-functional management experience in the financial industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer for PLS Financial Services. Johnson will lead the La Crosse District branches: La Crosse, Onalaska, Prairie du Chien and Decorah.

Michael Barnhardt has been named Iowa District Manager at Marine Credit Union. Barnhardt joined Marine in October 2017. He served as a successful CLO and the Eau Claire Branch Manager since February 2018. He has more than 15 years of management experience in the financial industry and joins us from OneMain Financial, where he served as Vice President and District Manager. Barnhardt will lead the Iowa District branches: Des Moines, West Des Moines, Muscatine and Davenport.

Michael Mallek has been named Muscatine Branch Manager at Marine Credit Union. Mallek joined Marine in April 2018, completed CLO Boot Camp and has served as a CLO in the Eau Claire branch. His training also included rotations in Central Lending, Underwriting, MLR Training and Collections. Mallek has more than 15 years of management experience, four of those years in the financial industry and joins us from OneMain Financial, where he served as a Branch Manager.

Jason Wiseman has been named Eau Claire Branch Manager at Marine Credit Union. Wiseman joined Marine in June 2018, completed CLO Boot Camp and has served as a CLO in the Prairie du Chien branch. His training also included rotations in Central Lending, Underwriting, MLR Training and Collections. Wiseman has six years of management experience in the financial industry and joins us from OneMain Financial, where he served as a Branch Manager.

Ben Strom has been named IT Network and Data Center Manager at Marine Credit Union. Strom joined Marine in March 2014 as an IT Systems Administrator and was promoted to Supervisor in
2017. Throughout his time as a member of the IT team, Strom has led the implementation of several improvements to data center, network and IT security technical solutions.

About Marine Credit Union
Marine Credit Union is built upon the strong belief that members are more than a credit score, and we are committed to providing financial services to all members of the community—including those with past financial challenges. Marine will continue our long-standing tradition of delivering personalized lending solutions to fit our members’ individual needs. Marine Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving over 90,000 members with office locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. For more information, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About La Crosse, Wis.
Marine Credit Union is headquartered in La Crosse, Wis. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River halfway between Minneapolis and Milwaukee, the growing community of 50,000 was named one of the 10 best small cities in America to start a business by Entrepreneur Magazine and one of the 15 best for economic health, affordability and quality of life by NerdWallet. The dynamic community is uniquely characterized for its health and wellness resources, outdoor recreation opportunities and family life focus. For more information, visit explorelacrosse.com.