United Savings CU Announces New CEO!
by CUAD Communications

United Savings Credit Union’s Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of James T. Schaefbauer (Jim), of Fargo, North Dakota as the credit union’s new President and CEO. He will officially assume the role on Tuesday, December 3.

Jim started his credit union career while working at BlueCross BlueShield of ND in the Information Technology area. He was elected to BCBSND’s Credit Union Board of Directors and served as chairman for 14 years until it merged with Capital Credit Union in 2012. Serving then as AVP of IT Operations for CoreLink Administrative Solutions, Jim made the switch to serving credit union members full time with Capital Credit Union as their VP of Member Services, East Region. He has been with Capital Credit Union since the merger and has played an important leadership role in their success and growth in the region.

Jim grew up on a small grain and dairy farm in Strasburg, ND. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from NDSU in Computer Science and Business Administration. He and his wife, Jackie, have three grown children who live in Fargo, St Paul, MN, and Billings, MT. 

Charles K. Burman, United Savings Board Chairman, says that Jim’s already active involvement in the Fargo community aligns well with United Savings Credit Union’s community commitment. Jim currently serves on the United Way of Cass Clay Campaign Cabinet, as well as the FMWF Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee. He also served on the Red River Chapter of Credit Unions Board from 2016 to 2018. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion (Navy Reserve Retired), and is an NDSU Team Maker. 

“I am excited to join the outstanding United Savings Credit Union organization and work with their talented staff in serving the members of our communities,” says Schaefbauer. “United Savings has a treasured past with an exciting and bright future. I look forward to putting my leadership and experience to work here as we continue to pursue our number one goal of serving our member-owners and the communities we all live in,” he concluded.



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