KALSEE Announces New CEO!
After an exhaustive search, the KALSEE Credit Union Board of Directors is excited to announce Matthew L. Lahman as the next President and CEO of KALSEE Credit Union, following the retirement of current President and CEO Rudy T. Callen on 1 April 2016.
Candidates across six states, holding CEO titles or senior level positions at credit unions, banks, or other related organizations were reviewed. We were pleased to see an internal candidate come out on top.
Lahman has served as Chief Operating Officer at KALSEE since 2010. Prior to KALSEE Lahman was VP of Lending at Consumers Credit Union from 2005 until 2010. Lahman also has 13 years in the banking industry as Assistant Vice President and Site Manager for National. Lahman has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics from Kalamazoo College and an Associates of Art in Business Administration from KVCC. He serves as a board member for the KVCC Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Michigan Credit Union League’s Greater Southwest Chapter of Credit Unions. He also volunteers as coordinator for KALSEE’s sponsorship of Gryphon Place’s annual Suicide Prevention Walk, on the golf outing committee for Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, and with the Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes Melzer Pantry.
“The KALSEE team is working diligently to evolve the credit union, to continually strive to make members’ lives easier and give them great tools to improve their financial wellness. As KALSEE’s new CEO, I’m passionate about continuing and expanding upon that forward progress. It’s an exciting time to be part of this team,” says Lahman.
As KALSEE looks to the future, we also reflect on the tenure of retiring CEO Rudy Callen. Callen opened his first KALSEE account at age 15 as the son of a National Water Lift (KALSEE’s founding company) employee. Callen was elected to the Board of Directors in 1991 and was selected to succeed 40-year CEO Bob Moore in 2005.
Please join the KALSEE Board in congratulating Matt Lahman in this great new opportunity, and in bidding Rudy Callen a very fond farewell and happy retirement.