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Mill City Credit Union Honors Three Credit Union Builders

Monday, December 31, 2018  
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Saint Paul, Minn. – Mill City Credit Union has recognized three individuals: Bob Kirk, Kent Greff, and Earl Robertson as Credit Union Builders through the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF). Each was honored for their dedication to the credit union movement.

Since 2000, Kent Greff has served as Mill City Credit Union (formerly General  Mill Credit Union) as President and CEO. In his nearly 40-year career, Kent has served on every committee of the Minnesota Credit Union Network (formerly the Minnesota Credit Union League) and in every officer position, including Chair, of the Hiawatha Chapter of Credit Unions.

“Since 1979, Kent Greff has served the credit union movement. His service has extended across three states, four credit unions, two countries (Paraguay and Poland), and a multitude of volunteer leadership roles,” said Missy Mound, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Mill City Credit Union. “Kent’s reputation for leadership also extends nationally – he was recognized in 2017 with the National Hall of Leaders Award by the Credit Union House in Washington D.C.,” Mound said.

Bob Kirk spent his 31-year career at General Mills as a finance professional and joined the Mill City Credit Union as a Board Member in 2002. Bob served as the Board Chair of Mill City Credit Union from 2004 – 2015. Since 2015, Bob has served the organization as Vice Chair.

“Bob provided unwavering leadership through a period of dramatic growth, opportunity, and challenge. His keen insight and ability to get to the core of an issue or problem is uncanny,” said Mill City Credit Union President and CEO Kent Greff. “He is an exceptional leader and a credit to our organization and the credit union movement,” Greff said.

Earl Robertson spent his 41-year career at General Mills in Finance and Accounting, including stints in many locations across the country. He was part of the team that organized the General Mill Sperry Employee Credit Union at the San Francisco office in 1958 and served as the first Treasurer. Earl joined Mill City Credit Union in 1973 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1990 where he held the positions of Director, Secretary, Vice Chair and Chairman of the Board.

“There is not a more deserving individual to be awarded the Credit Union Builder Award than Earl Robertson,” said Mill City Credit Union President and CEO Kent Greff. “With sixty years of involvement in our industry it stands to reason that he is a dedicated and committed individual. He stands as a shining example of what is right in our movement as he epitomizes the true cooperative spirit on which this industry stands,” Greff said.

Created in 2008, the Credit Union Builder Award honors an individual’s dedication to the success, growth, and vitality of the not-for-profit financial movement in Minnesota. Dedications are typically made at a special time of significance to acknowledge an individual’s contributions to credit unions.

In total, 63 individuals have been designated as Credit Union Builders over the past nine years. The names of the recipients and the contributing credit unions are permanently displayed in the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s lobby as a tribute to those who have dedicated time and energy to building the credit union movement.

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Focused on financial education and professional development initiatives, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. MnCUF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1969 that serves as a charitable arm of the Minnesota credit union movement. For more information, visit www.mncufoundation.org.

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