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HCFCU Announces New Interim CEO & President December 24, 2013

The Board of Directors of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) has named Mr. Thomas Griffiths as Interim CEO and President effective January 2, 2014.  Current CEO and President, James Takamine, has announced his departure from HCFCU, effective January 1, 2014.    
Mr. Griffiths has served as an HCFCU volunteer on the Supervisory Committee since January of 2012.  A resident of Kailua-Kona, he has been affiliated with Hawaii Credit Unions for many years.  Mr. Griffiths was a 34-year veteran of the Iowa Credit Union League.  He was named President/CEO of the League and its affiliated companies in 1985 and retired in 2006, after which he and his wife, Lois, moved to Kailua-Kona.  “We are very fortunate to have Mr. Griffiths' vast experience and knowledge in the industry, assisting our Credit Union as we begin our search for a permanent replacement,” said Board Chairman, Dwight Manago.   “We would like to thank James Takamine for leading us through a very challenging economic cycle, and we wish him and his family the best in the future.”

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union owned by its more than 41,000 member/owners with branches in Honoka`a, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. In addition to complete checking and savings services, the credit union offers credit cards, auto, mortgage, construction, small business, educational and personal loans; investment services; money-saving programs and more.  It sponsors Student Credit Unions at Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena high schools, Children’s Savings Projects at eight elementary schools from Pa`auilo to Ho`okena and supports numerous Hawaii Island programs and events. Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all island residents.