AmeriCU’s Board of Directors has selected Ronald Belle, chief experience officer, to succeed CEO Mark Pfisterer, who last year announced his plans to retire in 2020.
“Since joining the credit union in 2017, Ron has made an impact. His focus on member and employee experience is relentless and has been transformative to our organization. He has been instrumental in making AmeriCU a better place to work, a better place to bank, and a stronger credit union overall,” said John Stevenson, chairman of the Board of Directors.
As chief experience officer, Belle was responsible for all facets of the member experience, including operations, marketing, and human resources. Prior to joining AmeriCU, Belle held roles at Fifth Third Private Bank, Bank of America, and KeyBank. In addition, Belle holds an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) certification from the College of Financial Planning, has attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, and is an alum of both Syracuse University and Utica College.
“I am honored that the board has entrusted me to lead this amazing organization. I look forward to carrying on the culture and initiatives that make AmeriCU what it is today, as well as leading new changes to benefit our members and employees. This is a transformative time for the industry, and for AmeriCU as well” said Belle in a statement.
Covering nine counties in Central and Northern New York, AmeriCU, based in Rome, New York, has been serving its community for over 65 years. It has more than 138,000 members, 19 locations, and $1.9 billion in assets.
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