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Colleagues Promoted

FREMONT, Mich. (7/13/2021) Gerber Federal Credit Union (Gerber FCU) today announced several promotions. Brenda Bice to Branch Manager Newaygo Branch, Brent Deur to Assistant Vice President – Consumer Lending, Carla Burmeister to Senior Mortgage Manager and Patti Scherf to Senior Branch Manager Fremont Main Street Branch.

(8/23/2021) Gerber Federal Credit Union (Gerber FCU) today announced two executive promotions. Lori Little to Executive Vice President & Chief Experience Officer and Phil Archer to Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Bice joined the credit union as the Corporate Office Branch Manager in 2010. She will now be responsible for the leadership and growth of the Newaygo Branch operations including financial, compliance, and sales and service objectives. Bice has participated with United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Victims Advocacy Program,  Muskegon County Team to Prevent Elder Abuse & Exploitation, Girl Scouts of America and Reeth’s Puffer Schools. She is NMLS licensed.

Mr. Deur joined the credit union as the Fremont Main Street Branch Manager in 2005 and was later promoted to Senior Branch Manager. He will lead the Lending department responsible for all Consumer lending as well as the Member Solutions Department.  Deur has volunteered for numerous community associations and charitable organizations such as the Business Applied Technology Advisory Board, Fremont Area Foundation Professional Advisor Board, Fremont Christian School Board, Fremont Little League Board and Junior Achievement. Deur holds the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation from the Credit Union National Association and is NMLS licensed.

Ms. Burmeister joined the credit union in 2017 as the Mortgage Manager. She will continue to lead the Mortgage department responsible for Construction and Mortgage lending. Burmeister has served on the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as the President several times and also as the Treasurer and a Director. She also volunteers with BNI, Business Applied Technologies, the Fremont Business Expo Committee, the Fremont Christmas Committee, Junior Achievement, Leadership in Newaygo County and she is a Host Mentor. Burmeister holds the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation from the Credit Union National Association and is NMLS licensed.

Ms. Scherf joined the credit union as a Part-Time Teller in 2001, she was later promoted to Head Teller and then to Newaygo Branch Manager.  As the Senior Branch Manager, she is responsible for the leadership and growth of the Fremont Main Street Branch operations including financial, compliance, and sales and service objectives.  She has volunteered with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the River Country Chamber of Commerce. Patti holds the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation from the Credit Union National Association and is NMLS licensed.

Ms. Little joined the credit union in 1982 as part of a work study program. Her positions have included Teller, Computer Operator, Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology Manager and Vice President – Operations. She will continue to lead the member experience areas of the credit union, which now include Member Service, Consumer Lending, Real Estate Lending, Member Solutions, and Information Technology. Little actively participates with the United Way of the Lakeshore as a committee member and on the Muskegon Board Executive Committee. She participated with the Leadership in Newaygo County (LINC) program, is the current Vice Chair of the MOON (Muskegon, Ottawa, Oceana, Newaygo) Chapter of Credit Unions and has volunteered with the Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital and National Association of Federal Credit Unions. She is a graduate of the Credit Union National Association Management School at the University of Georgia and holds the Management and Leadership Accreditation (NMLA) from the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.

Mr. Archer joined the credit union in 2005 as the Vice President – Finance. He will continue to manage the Accounting Department, Investment Portfolio, Financial Risk profile, and Government Reporting. Archer has volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. He is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and a Credit Union National Association Certified Mortgage Originator.