Willour to Become Beacon’s 5th CEO
The Board of Directors for Beacon Credit Union is excited to announce the selection of 22 year employee and current Executive Vice President, Kevin Willour, to become President/CEO upon the retirement of current President, Bruce Ingraham; effective August 1, 2012. Beacon Credit Union serves over 45,000 member-owners and has over $750 million dollars of member deposits, over $625 million in member loans and $900 million dollars in total assets.As the leading Agricultural Lending Credit Union in the nation, the original mission of serving farming families remains its foundation by currently supplying over $400 million in agricultural related loans.
Kevin began his employment at Beacon in 1989 as a Branch Manager. He was promoted to Branch Operating Officer and later earned the title of Vice President of Branch Operations. On August 1, 2011 he was named Executive Vice President. Willour has overseen many improvements and changes during his 22 years at Beacon, including the building of 19 branches, and 21 new ATMs, as well as many new products and services that have been developed and implemented during Kevin’s tenure as Operations Officer.
Kevin is a lifetime resident of Huntington, Indiana. He graduated from Huntington North in 1978 and Grace College with a degree in accounting in 1982. Wife Cindy is employed at Continental International as the Executive VP/General Manager. Their daughter Alicia is currently a student at Ball State University working toward a Master’s Degree in Sports Performance. The Willours are members of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church where Kevin is the President of the Administrative Council and serves on the Finance Committee. Kevin is an avid fisherman and enjoys tournament bass fishing.
Kevin is President-elect of the Wabash Kiwanis’ Club, the President of the Cooperative Financial Association and is on the Advisory Council for American Share Insurance. When asked about this transition in Beacon leadership Willour said, “I am committed to serving Beacon’s members while staying true to our traditions and mission. I know that by working with our Board of Directors, Bruce and senior management, the transition will be focused on maintaining a sound financial cooperative. I am honored to guide Beacon Credit Union well into the future.”