SAFE Federal Credit Union Names Jennifer Michaels VP of Risk Management

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SUMTER, South Carolina, May 17, 2017 – SAFE Federal Credit Union has named Jennifer Michaels its vice president of risk management, a new position at the credit union.

Michaels is a lawyer who most recently served as general counsel and compliance director at Park Community Credit Union in Kentucky. At SAFE, she oversees information security, compliance, and loan review and focuses on mitigating regulatory and compliance risk.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska and the Washburn University School of Law, Michaels began her decade-long career working at law firms in Kansas and Missouri. At those firms, she focused on lending, foreclosure, real estate, and other financial-related matters. She was with the Kentucky credit union for about four years prior to joining SAFE.

“The significant growth that we have enjoyed at SAFE has created the need for the risk management expertise that Jennifer Michaels brings to this role,” said Darrell Merkel, president and CEO of SAFE Federal Credit Union. “There is a lot of complexity involved in lending and compliance, and she will help us successfully navigate the risks associated with that.”