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LMCU Hires Kevin Smith as Chief Information Officer

Grand Rapids, MI. (November 20, 2023) – Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is proud to announce the hiring of Kevin Smith as its new chief information officer (CIO). With over 35 years of experience in the technology sector, Smith brings an unparalleled expertise in driving digital innovation and harnessing emerging technologies to drive success.
Prior to joining LMCU, Smith served as an executive leader at Acrisure and Highstreet Insurance Partners, where he played a pivotal role in using technology to optimize operations, expediate growth, and enhance customer experiences. Additionally, his tenure at Arete on the cybersecurity and defense team furthered his expertise in safeguarding business and client information.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Smith to LMCU as our new Chief Information Officer,” said LMCU President and CEO, Sandy Jelinski. “His extensive experience and practical approach to technology will be invaluable as we continue to innovate our digital offerings for our members and enhance our cybersecurity.”
At LMCU, Smith will lead the charge in implementing cutting-edge technologies, driving data-driven strategies, and fortifying cybersecurity measures to ensure the highest level of member data protection.
“Joining Lake Michigan Credit Union is an incredible opportunity for me to drive positive transformations and push the boundaries of what’s possible in data, AI, and other emerging technologies,” said Kevin Smith. “I am excited to collaborate with the talented team at LMCU and contribute to furthering its reputation for innovation and member-centric solutions.”
Beyond his professional life, Kevin is married to Renee and a proud father of four. He is an alumnus of Western Michigan University.
Lake Michigan Credit Union, established in 1933, is the largest credit union in Michigan and 15th largest in the country. Employing a staff of over 1,650 and serving 590,000 members, LMCU’s assets exceed $12 billion, with over $14.3 billion in portfolio and serviced mortgages. LMCU has 69 convenient branch locations, including 21 across Central and Southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, commercial banking, investments, and insurance. To find out more, visit

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