Honor CU Hires Heather Luciani as Chief Strategy Officer

Honor Credit Union says Heather Luciani is joining the Honor team as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), effective March 2022.

Heather Luciani comes to Honor with over 20 years’ experience in the credit union industry and holds a Master’s in Management from Western Michigan University and an undergrad in Economics, Management & Finance from Albion College. Luciani has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Marshall Community Credit Union (MCCU) for the past 11 years.

In her new role, Luciani will drive strategic initiatives that promote growth and financial sustainability. She will work closely with all critical areas, including lending, member experience, marketing, finance, risk and audit.  She is presently  the Chairwoman of the Michigan Credit Union League Board of Directors, Vice Chairwoman of PAC Trustees, and Director of CU Solutions Group.

“I’m excited to bring my experience (and gain new ones!) to support the Honor team in driving our strategy and member promise of Providing Solutions for Your Financial Success,” comments Luciani. “I am so excited to join an organization that I have grown to know and respect throughout my time in the credit union industry. I love the focus that Honor has on the communities we serve, development of team members, and having a positive impact for all stakeholders.”

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“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Heather into the Honor family,” said Scott McFarland, Honor’s CEO. “Her knowledge and expertise will be an asset to our organization, and I couldn’t imagine a better fit. I look forward to the immediate positive impacts Heather will make for our members, with our team and in our communities.”

Marshall Community Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with offices in Marshall, Battle Creek and Coldwater, committed to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and partnering with members for financial success through service, solutions, and education.

“The Board of Directors sincerely appreciates Heather’s leadership of Marshall Community Credit Union,” said Jay Larson, Chairman of MCCU’s Board of Directors. “Since Heather became CEO in 2010, MCCU has been recognized as one of the top performing credit unions by Raddon for ten consecutive years, was selected as an MCUL Outstanding Credit Union award recipient, the credit union has doubled in asset size, increased membership by 80%, and expanded into new markets. The culture, strategy, and team that she has built strongly positions MCCU for the future. We wish her continued success in her new position.”

Honor Credit Union serves more than 99,000 members across the State of Michigan from headquarters near Berrien Springs and many local offices.