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Wildfire CU in Mich. hires outsider as its new leader

Wildfire Credit Union in Saginaw, Mich., has a new leader.

The $1 billion-asset credit union said in a press release that Benjamin Denay had become its president and CEO. He succeeded Tim Benecke, who retired.

Denay previously served as chief financial officer of Gateway Financial Solutions, a Saginaw, Mich., consumer auto finance company.

“Ben has the experience and long track record of leadership and success in the financial services sector as well as the fresh perspective that we were looking for in our CEO,” Ken Voelker, Wildfire’s chairman, said in a statement.

“He knows our community well and demonstrated his commitment to making the community better, which aligns perfectly with the values of our credit union,” Voelker added.

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