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United Welcomes Two New Board Directors

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Board Directors, Irene Corbe and Ben Teague. Both Corbe and Teague served United as Associate Board Members in 2018. Together, they bring decades of combined financial services experience, and will aid United in its mission to help Members achieve their financial goals and to enrich the surrounding communities through service and philanthropy.

A Board Director’s responsibility is to strategize and guide the overall fiscal direction of the company.

“Irene and Ben have provided invaluable insight and direction during their time as Associate Board Directors,” said United President/CEO Terry O’Rourke. “We celebrate their promotion to the position of Board Director and look forward to their contributions to United’s upward mobility and growth.”

Irene Corbe is vice president of internal audit at Styrker Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she sets the strategic direction of the company’s global audit function and manages a team of almost 30 financial and IT audit professionals. Corbe has nearly 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, and audit management and is a lifelong Michigan resident committed to strengthening the community.

Ben Teague is the vice president of strategic development for Biltmore Farms. Biltmore Farms, established in 1897 by George Vanderbilt, is a family owned company which holds land assets, hotels, commercial real estate, multi-family developments and builds planned communities and homes. Teague is a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science, and The University of Mississippi with a Master of Business Administration. He and his wife Haley reside in Fletcher, North Carolina.