Credit Union 1 in Anchorage, Alaska, has promoted Mark Burgess to become its next president and chief executive.

Burgess, who joined the $1.4 billion-asset credit union  in 2018 as chief technical officer and was most recently interim president and CEO, took on those roles permanently this month. 

“After interviewing several talented nationwide applicants, we determined that Mark has exactly what Credit Union 1 needs to lead this organization into the future … His love for people and love for CU1 has been on constant display during his time in the interim role, and we’re beyond pleased to promote him to this new position,” Steve Cavin, board chairman for CU1, said in a press release Friday.

Mark Burgess, president and chief executive of Credit Union 1. “I’m incredibly excited and humbled to continue the work started by others; to continue to lead with empathy and compassion and to continue to serve Alaskans … I’m thankful to be working with such an amazing team and looking forward to serving our 95,000+ members,” Burgess said.

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Burgess succeeded James Wileman, who led the credit union since February 2018 and stepped down earlier this year for undisclosed reasons.

“I’m incredibly excited and humbled to continue the work started by others; to continue to lead with empathy and compassion and to continue to serve Alaskans … I’m thankful to be working with such an amazing team and looking forward to serving our 95,000+ members,” Burgess said in the release.

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