E&A CU Executive VP Michele Myrick Dies (Monitor: March 22, 2010)
Michele Myrick, executive vice president of Port Huron-based E&A CU and an active leader in the Michigan credit union movement, died March 17 at the age of 40.
Myrick joined the staff of E&A CU in 1999 as vice president of finance, and was promoted to executive vice president in January of 2005. Prior to joining E&A CU, Myrick worked at Financial Health CU - now Option 1 CU - for over two years. While there, she managed the accounting department and human resources.
A generous volunteer, Myrick was a leader in her community through the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, where she served in many capacities. Because of her love for credit unions, Michele was also involved in many MCUL committees and initiatives, including service on the executive committee of the Metro East Chapter. She also served as a representative on the MCUL Legislative Forum, and then vice chairman when this became the MCUL Political and Governmental Affairs Forum. She was a PAC trustee, a member of the MCUL Future Leaders Council, and a member of the Credit Union Executives Society.
“Michele was an outstanding leader," said E&A CU President/CEO Jan Rose. "She had a passion for strategic thinking and accepted only the best from herself and everyone she led. Michele’s desire to stay at the top of her game was clear as she constantly looked for new challenges, skill building and education. Michele consistently offered a fresh perspective and creative approach to any situation she encountered. She helped to shape my future and the future of E&A. We will miss her greatly.”
Myrick's father is Roger Quitter, recently retired CEO of Christian Financial CU, and she is survived by her husband Scott and sons Jack, Jordan and Joe.
"In addition to being positioned as one of our movement's future leaders, Michele was always active in grassroots lobbying, most recently returning from the CUNA GAC," said MCUL President/CEO David Adams. "I counted Michele as a trusted friend and she was an active, strong supporter of the League, having been mentored by her father Roger and her CEO Jan Rose. Michele will be sorely missed by her many family and friends, which includes her credit union family."
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Visitation: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 and from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. with Scripture service at 7 p.m., on Sunday, March 21 at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 Twenty-Three Mile Road, New Baltimore. Memorials can be sent to the Michigan Humane Society.
Funeral service: In state at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 22 until time of Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 7051 Church Road, Ira Township, Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ira Township.