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July 2, 2012
Comments Eagle, “Everyone at Consumers is nice and kind and helpful.”
That’s the lasting impression Eagle takes with him – as he starts a new chapter in life – while he and his wife look forward to relocating to the east side of the state to be closer to their grandkids.
Consumers had only $4 million in assets when Eagle first became part of the Board in 1984, and Kit Snyder had just been hired as General Manager. “I worked for Consumers Power and was new to the Kalamazoo area,” Eagle says. “A couple of co-workers encouraged me to join the credit union and then run for the Board.” The rest is history. He says he has most enjoyed being in a position to watch the credit union grow – to over $385 million in assets today – adding, “It’s been quite a ride. The entire staff has done a phenomenal job.”
Integral to success has also been the Board’s chemistry working together and sharing the credit union’s vision – to provide superior member service to each individual who comes through the doors of the credit union. Eagle has always been impressed with the way Consumers finds the right people to serve members and grow the credit union. And he’s witnessed just about every new product and service launched, plus the opening of 12 offices.
Now that Eagle is retired (after working for Consumers Energy 35 years, and prior to that, working 14 years as a culinary chef) he looks forward to golfing, yard work, and running his part-time online book business. “Most of all, I can’t wait to see more of my grandkids.” He has been married 47 years to his wife, Mary, and together they have three children and four grandchildren.