DATCU has split its leadership into two positions, appointing a president and a separate chief executive officer.
Executive Vice President Glen McKenzie was named president by the credit union’s board of directors, becoming the first person to take the post after the title of president and CEO was split.
Dale Kimble will remain CEO of the company.
In a statement from James Wells, chairman of the DATCU board, the board decided to split the two positions because of the company’s growth. He said this was a “strategic step in solidifying the future leadership of DATCU.”
The decision was made at the DATCU annual board retreat in September, and McKenzie started as president at the beginning of the month.
“I’m happy about the new position, and DATCU has been a great place to work with great employees,” McKenzie said.
McKenzie joined DATCU in 2001, where he has served as chief financial officer, executive vice president of operations and most recently as executive vice president. Before he joined DATCU, he served as president of Firestone Credit Union.
“Glen has been an outstanding leader over the course of his career and I have the greatest confidence that he will continue to lead DATCU in exemplary member service, growth and stability,” Kimble said in a statement. “He has extensive knowledge in all areas of the credit union and as CEO, I am excited and honored to continue working with Glen and the management team.”