Information Security Professional Shari Ziebell Joins SPIRE Credit Union


Falcon Heights, Minnesota – Shari Ziebell, a 20-year Information Security professional has joined the SPIRE Credit Union team as its new Information Security Director. Shari had been working for SPIRE on a contract basis for the past year and a half.

In her new role, Shari will lead the Information Security Department and implementation of processes and procedures to protect information. Shari will work with leaders throughout the organization to enhance SPIRE’s Information Security Program and posture.

A long-tenured banking industry professional, Shari has expertise in administrative controls, including policy and program development, education, and business continuity planning.  She’s adept at developing effective security programs to align with strategic business plans.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband watching sports, golfing and traveling.  She is also a passionate MN Vikings fan.

“I am excited to join the SPIRE team and looking forward to helping SPIRE improve lives,” says Shari, “I am dedicated to information security and teaching others how to protect their sensitive information and hence their future dreams.”

“This newly added position solidifies SPIRE’s desire to be the best in all we do,” explained Justin Burleson, SPIRE’s SVP/COO, “As our membership and size grow, our organizational structure must also adjust.  We are excited to have Shari join our team, and confident in her abilities to help SPIRE protect our members’ financial information.”

About SPIRE Credit Union: A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 20 branches throughout Minnesota.  To learn more about SPIRE, please visit

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