Community Financial Credit Union in Plymouth Township Appoints Two to Board of Directors

Community Financial Credit Union (CFCU) in Plymouth Township appointed Ned Staebler and Johnnie Turnage to its board of directors.
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Community Financial Credit Union (CFCU) in Plymouth Township appointed Ned Staebler and Johnnie Turnage to its board of directors.

Ned Staebler
Ned Staebler

Staebler is the vice president of economic development at Wayne State University and CEO of TechTown and Turnage is the co-founder of Black Tech Saturdays and founder and CEO of Evenscore.

According to CFCU, they were selected by the board based on their “commitment to fostering innovation and inclusivity for individuals and small businesses in Michigan.”

“At Community Financial, we believe in the power of community-driven leadership,” says Tansley Stearns, president and CEO of Community Financial. “Staebler and Turnage’s respective expertise in economic development, emerging technologies, and entrepreneurship will propel us toward our vision for the future, enriching our strategic initiatives and benefiting not only the credit union but the communities we proudly serve.”

“Joining the board of Community Financial was a natural decision for me,” says Staebler. “Their commitment to community advocacy is directly in line with my own values, and I am eager to apply my background in economic development to contribute to Community Financial’s meaningful, lasting impact in Michigan.”

Johnnie Turnage
Johnnie Turnage

Turnage is an award-winning grassroots activist and tech entrepreneur. He has been instrumental in promoting diversity and inclusion to Michigan’s business community through initiatives like Black Tech Saturdays, an organization that fosters the growth of Black tech.

“When we create an environment that supports innovation and growth, everyone in the community benefits,” says Turnage. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my position on Community Financial’s board to celebrate and continue promoting diversity in our communities.”