Lake Michigan Credit Union Hires John Harpstas Vice President of Mortgage Strategy.


Grand Rapids, MI (December7, 2021) – Lake Michigan Credit Union (“LMCU”) is pleased to announce the hiring of John Harpst asVice President of Mortgage Strategy.

John attended the University of Dayton where he received his B.A. in Pre-Law/Political Science. He has over 30 years of experience managing sales and loan operation teams, including residental, commercial, and consumer.

LMCU’sChief Lending Officer,Eric Burgoon, expects great things from John:“John has the talent and experience to really engage with our mortgage team and help us excel in new ways. I have no doubt he will soon be an invaluable asset to LMCU’s growth and strategy in the coming years.”

Vice President of Mortgage Strategy is a new position at LMCU. John will be responsible for strategic initiatives and special products within LMCU’s Mortgage division, with the goal of improving operational efficacy, ensure regulatory compliance and help to continually improve service to our members.

“It was clear early on that LMCU would be a great employment and cultural fit for me,” John said. “I consider myself a servant leader. I put the needs of the team first, while helping the company and individuals develop and optimize performance.”

Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is the largest credit union in Michigan. Employing a staff of over 1,500, LMCU’s assets exceed $10.5 billion, with a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $12 billion and over 504,000 members. LMCU has 59 convenient branch locations overall, including 15 in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 AllPoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a fullrange of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments, and commercial banking.

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