Photo: Mike Lantrip, President/CEO
July 27, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – SIU Credit Union has announced the appointment of Mike Lantrip as the new President/CEO effective August 1, 2016. Lantrip replaces interim President/CEO William S. Capie.
“SIU Credit Union is truly fortunate to have someone as talented and knowledgeable as Mike prepared to assume the responsibility of CEO/President,” said Capie. “His background and experience will assist in making a seamless transition in the leadership of the Credit Union. He has demonstrated an ability to deal effectively with people and find equitable solutions to complex and sensitive problems. Mike has earned the confidence and respect of those who know him.”
Lantrip has been with the Credit Union since 1983, working his way up from Part-Time Teller to Executive Vice President, where he collaborated with the CEO, Senior Management and the Board of Directors on strategy and organizational leadership. He was directly involved with strategic planning, product development, digital delivery channels, payment services, industry partnerships, political advocacy and overall company financial health. With this appointment, Lantrip will be following in the footsteps of his father, Ron Lantrip, who served as the Credit Union’s President/CEO from 1992-2008.
I’ve had the unique opportunity to spend the last 33 years working and growing along with SIU Credit Union,” commented Lantrip. “Today I’m honored by the Board’s willingness to entrust in me the opportunity to lead as President and CEO. The credit union has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, and I look forward to working closely with our staff so that we can effectively serve all members throughout southern Illinois for many more years to come.”
As an advocate for the credit union difference, Lantrip serves as the Legislative Forum Representative for the Egyptian Chapter of Illinois Credit Unions. Additionally, he volunteers for the annual Saluki Baseball Fish Fry and Auction.
A southern Illinois native, Lantrip graduated from Carterville High School in 1984 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 1991. He also recently earned the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation from CUNA.
He resides in Carterville with his wife, Rosalina, and two Boxer puppies.