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News Release: United Federal Credit Union Welcomes Three Associate Board Directors

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July 23, 2018
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) is pleased to welcome three new associate board directors. Irene Corbe, David Erstine and Ben Teague bring five decades of combined financial services experience to the associate board and will aid UFCU in achieving its mission to improve Members’ lives, enhance local communities and strengthen its ability to help Members achieve their financial goals.
The UFCU Associate Director Program is designed to provide a prepared and ready supply of succession candidates to the board of directors thereby ensuring the continuity of board leadership.
“We are excited to welcome Irene, David and Ben to the United Federal Credit Union board,” said UFCU President/CEO Terry O’Rourke. “Each new associate director brings unique and valuable insights that are vital to maintaining the financial stability and expanding the reach of the credit union as we prepare for the future.”
Irene Corbe is a vice president of internal audit at Styrker Corporation in Portage, Mich. where she sets the strategic direction of the company’s global audit function and manages a team of almost 30 financial and IT audit professionals. Corbe has nearly 30 years of experience in financial services and audit management and is a lifelong Michigan resident committed to strengthening the community.
David Erstine is currently the executive broker and vice president at CBRE in Fayetteville, Ark., marketing several high-profile commercial real estate properties. He has participated in $500+ million in closed commercial transactions throughout his career. Erstine brings 15 years of experience as a regional broker in Arkansas, resulting in a deep understanding of the local area.
Ben Teague is coming up on his 10th year as the executive director of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Coalition in North Carolina. Teague is responsible for the strategy and management of the chamber’s entrepreneurship support, traditional and internet marketing, public relations, foreign direct investment, talent development, existing business and research efforts.
About UFCU
United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. UFCU consists of more than 168,000 Member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $2.6 billion. Its corporate offices and main branch are in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal opportunity lender. Equal housing lender. For more information visit