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Winter 2024 Newsletter


Brant Hicks

Brant Hicks

President & CEO

A Letter From The CEO:

As winter blankets us with its enchanting charm, I extend my warmest greetings to you and your loved ones. It’s a season of reflection, gratitude, and for us at Great River FCU a time to reinforce our commitment to your financial well-being.

Fraud Prevention:
We have enhanced our fraud prevention measures to ensure that your accounts remain secure. Our advanced monitoring systems work tirelessly to detect and prevent unauthorized activities. However, your partnership in staying informed and promptly reporting any irregularities is invaluable. Together, we can create a robust defense against fraud and keep your financial assets safe. Inside this newsletter, you will find ways you can protect yourself from fraud.

Your Primary Financial Institution:
It’s an opportune time to reflect on your financial goals. I encourage you to consider Great River FCU as your primary financial institution. Beyond the personalized service and community-centric values we uphold, making us your primary institution brings additional benefits.

By consolidating your financial activities with us, you simplify your banking experience. From managing accounts to applying for loans, having a central financial hub can streamline your financial affairs. Moreover, this deepens our connection, allowing us to better understand and serve your unique needs and ensure that we understand your important story.

Consider exploring the full spectrum of services we offer, from our user-friendly digital banking platforms to personalized financial consultations. Our team is here to assist you in maximizing the benefits of your membership.

Let us be your steadfast partner on your financial journey. Whether you’re considering investment strategies, planning for vacations, or aiming for financial resolutions in 2024, we are here to support you every step of the way.

May your days be filled with warmth, joy, and the comfort of knowing that your financial well-being is in trusted hands. Thank you for choosing Great River FCU. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Your Story Is Our Mission!

Kevin Kubat

Kevin Kubat

Chief Lending Officer

Please Welcome Our New Chief Lending Officer!

We’re delighted to introduce Kevin Kubat as our Chief Lending Officer (CLO), a valuable addition to our leadership team. Kevin’s expertise in mentoring and nurturing talent aligns perfectly with our core values and motto, “Your Story is Our Mission.

Our values of unity, innovation, community, authenticity, relationships, and
empowerment (U & I CARE) deeply resonate with him. Kevin’s enthusiasm for joining a credit union that embodies these principles is evident. They are essential for successful collaborations with both our team, and with you, our valued members.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from St. John’s University and is certified as a Credit Union Manager (CUES) and a Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) from CUNA, showcasing his commitment to continuous growth. His role extends beyond learning; he’s also a mentor. In his recent VP role at Superior Choice Credit Union, he guided numerous employees, empowering them to excel in their careers by leveraging their strengths.

His passion for the credit union industry is rooted in its ‘people helping people’ ethos. His dedication to serving the underserved and prioritizing community needs reflects our commitment to member-centric solutions, putting your stories at the heart of every interaction.

When Kevin isn’t at the credit union, he cherishes moments with his wife and four beautiful children, often spending time by the lake.

We eagerly anticipate the positive impact Kevin’s leadership will bring, embodying our tagline, “Where Every Story Matters,” reinforcing our dedication to your financial well-being.

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