We're excited to welcome Jack Martin, Vice President of Information Services to our team. Jack will direct strategic planning, security development and monitor the areas of our Information Services Department.
Through his education, 15 years of team management and over 20 years of tech experience, Jack brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the Information Systems area. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Central Michigan University. Previous to his role here, he was Director of Application and Integration Services at Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc., and was responsible for managing and supporting all computer applications and technology services aligned to corporate project activities.
“It’s been a great pleasure to accept this position with the Credit Union — Lake Trust shares my passion for providing quality experiences to the people whose lives we touch: our members and teammates, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of that.” – Jack Martin
Through his leadership, Jack will work to maintain and create successful relationships and integrate new, beneficial procedures for our members and our team.
“We’re thrilled to have Jack on the team, and we’re looking forward to learning everything he has to teach us — We’re excited to see the benefit that his commitment and knowledge will bring to our members and Team Lake Trust alike.” – David Snodgrass, Lake Trust President & CEO
Right now, members of Congress are piecing together comprehensive tax reform concerning federal tax-exempt status eligibility for credit unions (CUs). In the near future, CUs could lose their federal tax exempt status, resulting in higher loan rates, lower deposit rates and more fees for CU members nationwide.
Credit Unions across the US are taking action with an initiative called “Don’t Tax My Credit Union”, a national campaign dedicated to preserving a friendly financial choice for American consumers and ensuring Congress doesn’t raise taxes on 96 million credit union members nationwide.
Join us today! Tell congress… “Don’t Tax My Credit Union!”
In our recent Lake Trust Grow Newsletter, we asked our youth members, "What are you saving for?" Is it a bike, a video game, a pony? Something else? We want to hear it!
Comment with that one thing you'll be saving for this summer. You can also let us know what you would like to see from Lake Trust Grow in the future.
Team Lake Trust loves to be out and about in our communities, meeting with people and doing our best to help friends and neighbors.
All across the organization, our team has a passion for volunteering — whether it's at community events, with Komen Mid-Michigan, Food Gatherers, etc.
Recently, part of our team in Jenison visited The Renucci House° in Grand Rapids, a place made for families of those enduring hospital stays, to help make them feel comfortable.
There, Team Lake Trust cooked meals and listened to patron's stories. It was amazing to be there for these members of our communities, to support and encourage.
Find out more about oportunities to help and the Lake Trust Credit Union Foundation.
We're celebrating the Grand Opening of our newly relocated Auburn Hills branch, located at 2550 N. Squirrel Rd. Stop by Friday and say 'hi' to our team and for refreshments. Plus, enter our daily drawing for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!
Our new location will serve our members well, as it is nicely positioned in the busy storefront area of the Auburn Square Shopping Center, across from Oakland University. This location will also create a new experience for our members as our team here is cross-trained in many specialty areas, creating more of a retail feel to the new location.
“The new model will serve members in a non-traditional, open banking environment kind of way,” said Terri Guastella, Lake Trust Project Coordinator. “It’s a great location to house this pilot right across from the university. We’ll get a chance to see just how well it plays out with many different segments of our membership.”
To prepare for this new experience, our Auburn Hills team took on weekend and early morning training and team-building sessions. Branch staff and our Leadership Teams worked side-by-side to learn to serve members in a non-traditional way. We're thrilled with the results, and excited to showcase the branch during this week.
“Our new branch brings a more significant presence in the area,” said Kimberly Oblak, Lake Trust Assistant Vice President of Retail Sales and Service. “It’s much more accessible for our members. We really hope everyone will enjoy our new location as much as we enjoy being a part of this community.”
Stop in to visit us – we look forward to seeing you!