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Internal candidate picked for top job at Fox Communities Credit Union

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Christopher Allen has been selected as the new CEO and president at Fox Communities Credit Union in Appleton, Wis.

Christopher Allen, the next CEO of Fox Communities Credit Union
Christopher Allen, the next CEO of Fox Communities Credit Union

He succeeds Greg Hilbert, who plans to retire in April.

“I am honored the board of directors has entrusted me to follow in the footsteps of Greg Hilbert,” Allen said in a press release. “l look forward to carrying on the initiatives and traditions Greg has started as well as leading new change to benefit our members and employees.”

Allen first joined the $1.8 billion-asset credit union in 2013 and was most recently its chief lending officer where he supervised Fox Communities’ lending programs. He’s also worked as vice president of business services where he nearly doubled the credit union’s commercial loan portfolio from $222 million to almost $400 million in just three years.

Before joining the credit union, Allen worked at the Business Bank, JPMorgan Chase and Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corp. He went to Ripon College for his undergraduate studies and holds an MBA from Marquette University.

“Chris joined Fox Communities in 2013 and has provided invaluable expertise and leadership during his time here,” Bill Panella, chair of the board of directors, said in a press release. “We are excited for Chris to lead us as our next president [and] CEO. We know Chris is committed and dedicated to serving all of us well.”

The credit union’s most recent call report shows that it earned $16.9 million in net income for 2019, down 17.9% compared to the year earlier.

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