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United Federal Credit Union Names Kimetha Firpo Senior Vice President of Human Resources

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce Kimetha Firpo as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

She brings over 38 years of innovative leadership and managerial experience, and strong project and change management expertise.

As Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Firpo will be responsible for providing operational and strategic leadership to the human resources team in the areas of compensation and benefit programs, payroll operations, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, data management, and training and development.

“We are excited to welcome Kimetha to our executive leadership team,” said United’s President/CEO Terry O’Rourke. “She is a strategic, skilled, versatile and innovative HR leader who has proven experience in attracting and retaining top talent to drive organizational growth and effectiveness, as well as developing work-life balance programs. Kimetha believes that culture, member experience and continuous improvement go hand-in-hand, so I know she will fit in here at United.”

Prior to joining United, Firpo served as SVP of HRIS and Organizational Development at MB Financial, and SVP of Human Resources with American Chartered Bank. In addition, she served as Principal Consultant at Rupert & Company, VP of Account Management at Ceridian/Work Family Directions, and Vice President at BMO Harris Bank.

Firpo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology from the University of Rochester, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the Booth School of Business.