Steve Poniewaz named new FMCU President/CEO

Steve Poniewaz Named First Missouri Credit Union President/CEO

First Missouri Credit Union’s board of directors announced that Executive Vice President Steve Poniewaz has moved into the president/CEO position.

“Steve embodies the credit union’s core values, is member-focused and cares deeply about the cooperative culture,” says Board Chairman Tom Marval. “As our vice president of operations for the past 15 years, Steve has proven himself to be qualified to lead us into the future. As we welcome the new year, we welcome Steve Poniewaz as our new CEO.”

Poniewaz looks forward to building on the foundation his predecessor Steve Ogolin set during his time at First Missouri Credit Union. “It’s an honor to be chosen to be the next CEO of Missouri’s oldest and longest-serving credit union,” he says. “As always, our focus will remain on our mission and providing a high level of personalized service to meet our membership’s lending and financial needs. I’m also excited to implement new products and services that will better the member experience and focus on security and convenience.”

Steve Poniewaz Named First Missouri Credit Union President/CEO

Poniewaz came to the credit union as vice president of operations in February 2006 from Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C., managing bankruptcy and foreclosure staff. A Maryville University alum with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, he is also a certified credit union investment professional.

Ogolin is certain Poniewaz will excel in the CEO position. “As part of my management team for 15 years, Steve embraces the member-focus of our credit union and possesses the knowledge to keep the passion going,” he says. “He’s always been a great supporter of what we’ve tried to accomplish at First Missouri, as well as an involved advocate for credit union issues. I feel proud that he was chosen by our board to carry on the legacy.”

When the life-long St. Louisan isn’t at the credit union, Poniewaz enjoys keeping up with his active family, shooting wedding videos and performing guitar and singing at local venues.

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