Members 1st Federal Credit Union, a full-service financial institution serving members and communities for over 73 years, is pleased to announce that its Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jon Kirssin, has been recognized with the 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU). President & CEO Mike Wilson and CEO Emeritus George Nahodil accepted the award on behalf of Kirssin on Tuesday, September 12 at NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus in Washington, DC.
The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a credit union volunteer whose achievements, dedication and expertise represent a standard for the credit union community. The award recognizes a volunteer who excels in the areas of leadership; dedication to the representation of the credit union members’ interests; commitment to the development of professionalism, expertise and service; and participation in the credit union and community activities.
“We are truly grateful that Jon’s dedication and service to the credit union movement are being recognized and celebrated,” said Members 1st President & CEO Mike Wilson. “Jon’s leadership has been critical to our credit union’s growth and achievements. I thank him for his commitment to our members, associates and the communities we serve, and for his tireless efforts to uphold our credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people.’”
Kirssin joined the Members 1st Board of Directors in 2011 after previously serving on the credit union’s Supervisory Committee. He carries on the legacy of his own father, who also served on the Members 1st Board of Directors. Kirssin was appointed Chairman in April 2018 and since then, he has worked tirelessly on decisions that will ensure the longevity of Members 1st's success.
In addition to his duties with Members 1st, Kirssin serves on the Board of Trustees for York College of Pennsylvania, which is also his alma mater. He is an experienced insurance executive with nearly 20 years at PMA Insurance, retiring as an officer and shareholder. He owns and operates a specialty insurance consulting firm with clients located throughout the country. Kirssin is a life-long Central Pennsylvania native currently residing in Mechanicsburg and has been a credit union member for more than 40 years.
Pictured left to right: Eli Vazquez, Board Member and Director-at-Large, NAFCU; George Nahodil, CEO Emeritus, Members 1st; Mike Wilson, President & CEO, Members 1st; Dan Berger, President and CEO, NAFCU
Members 1st President & CEO Mike Wilson and Members 1st CEO Emeritus George Nahodil accept the 2023 NAFCU Volunteer of the Year Award on behalf of Members 1st Chairman of the Board Jon Kirssin from NAFCU Board Member and Director-at- Large Eli Vazquez and NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. NAFCU’s Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a credit union volunteer whose achievements, dedication and expertise represent a standard for the credit union community.
Members 1st Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution with more than half a million members and over $7 billion in assets. While its administrative headquarters is based in Enola, PA, Members 1st serves its members and communities through its network of nearly 60 branch locations throughout Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Perry and York counties, as well as through its robust digital banking and call center channels. To learn more about Members 1st, visit members1st.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.