Leadership Announcement – October 2017

LA CROSSE, Wis. – October 20, 2017 – Marine Credit Union announced several additions to their leadership in the last few weeks that will support the company’s continued growth.

Paul Leckie has joined Marine Credit Union as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Marketing. Leckie will be responsible for developing and managing Marine’s marketing program to support the company’s strategic growth goals. He has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and business development. Leckie mostly recently served as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Guaranty Bank in Milwaukee.

Christina Starr-Mesko has joined Marine Credit Union as a District Manager. Mesko has more than 13 years of experience in upper management finance, sales and lending. She joins us from AmeriCash Loans, LLC in Des Plaines, Ill., where she was the Online Operations Manager. Mesko also previously served as Director of Operations and Regional Manager at PLS Financial Services, in Chicago and a District Manager for Advance America in Spartanburg, SC.

Jason DeGarmo has joined Marine Credit Union as a District Manager. DeGarmo has more than 15 years of experience in upper management finance and sales. He joins us from Nicholas Financial Inc., where he was a District Manager. DeGarmo also previously served as General Manager at J.D Byrider in Independence, Mo., and Asset Recovery Management Supervisor at Wells Fargo Auto Finance in Kansas City.

Zach Denneau has been named Branch Manager in Winona. Denneau began his career at Marine Credit Union as an intern in Rushford in 2015. After finishing his first summer with the team as a top-performing intern, he was promoted to an Associate Consumer Loan Officer in La Crosse, while finishing his degree at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Denneau then relocated to help launch Marine’s new office in Winona in November of 2016, before being promoted to his most recent position as Branch Manager in Rushford.

Ashley Foreman has been named HR Manager at Marine Credit Union. Foreman joined Marine in 2015 as an HR Generalist and most recently served as Interim HR Manager. In her new role, she will lead and support performance management, employee relations and compensation.

Abigail Welty has been named Talent Acquisition Manager at Marine Credit Union. Welty joined the Marine team in 2015 as a Consumer Loan Officer (CLO). She was promoted to Senior CLO and then Associate Branch Manager in La Crosse, before recently transitioning to the recruiting team. In her new role, Welty will lead and support the recruiters as they help us attract and hire talented individuals to join our team.

Marine is hiring for additional roles on its leadership team:

  1. Controller
  2. Vice President of Collections
  3. Commercial Lending Manager