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Justin Burleson Joins SPIRE Team as Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, January 23, 2020  
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SPIRE Credit Union - FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (Jan. 21, 2020) - Justin Burleson recently joined SPIRE Credit Union as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.  A former Supervisory Examiner for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the agency that Justin Burlesoninsures deposits at federally insured credit unions, protects its members, and regulates federal credit unions.  He will oversee Risk Management, Security, Human Resources, and Facilities for SPIRE.

Justin was hired by the NCUA in 2005 as a Credit Union Examiner, and rapidly advanced his career to Real Estate Analyst, then Problem Case Office for NCUA Region IV, and in 2011 was promoted to Supervisory Examiner in Minnesota.  In that role, he supervised 10 Minnesota- and North Dakota-based examiners, spanning responsibility for 135 credit unions.

Born and raised in Beaumont, TX, Justin graduated in from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics.  He is also a graduate of the USDA Executive Leadership Program and the NCUA Executive Training Program.  Justin has been married to Stacy Enmon Burleson for 14 years, and they are proud parents of two young daughters.  In his spare time, Justin is an avid golfer in the state of Minnesota qualifying for, and winning several state-wide amateur events. 

“I am very excited to join the SPIRE Team,” says Justin Burleson, “SPIRE’s Core Value: We Care; Core Purpose: Improve Lives; and Core Action: Give Back, mirror the principles that guide my life.  I’m eager to join forces with the entire SPIRE Team on behalf of our 124,000+ member-owners, and will work diligently to uphold our guiding principles.”

“In addition to his technical expertise from the NCUA, Justin brings leadership and a drive for upholding SPIRE’s values,” says Dan Stoltz, President/CEO of SPIRE, “Our future is very bright with Justin.”

About SPIRE Credit Union: A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 20 branches throughout Minnesota.  To learn more about SPIRE, please visit

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034