A Farewell Letter from Outgoing CEO, Patrick Basler

Posted by Gabby Boyce on Dec 14, 2015 8:46:05 AM

President’s Message


As I pen this letter, it is with both sadness and excitement that I will be leaving FFCU. Effective Monday, Dec 24th, Michael Abraham, FFCU’s current Vice President of Operations will become President/Chief Executive Officer of First Financial Credit Union.

The sadness of this announcement stems from the great organization I will be leaving.  When I look back to when I started here eight years ago, there have been an abundance of changes and transformations. Together, we’ve taken a small, one-office Credit Union that was originally chartered to serve the employees of AT&T Teletype, and have transformed FFCU into a financially strong, member-centric organization that serves multiple communities with multiple locations. None of this would have been accomplished without a great staff and loyal members. I am proud that our organization is continually looking for ways to add value to our members, whether it’s better rates, or staying on the front edge of new product and service offerings. Our Credit Union is committed to our purpose: helping members achieve financial success.    

The excitement I feel is for the future of FFCU. Our Credit Union is poised for continued growth and success. Under Michael’s care, the vision, culture and commitment to service will flourish. During his time here, Michael has strengthened our organization by directly leading many key initiatives in the areas of lending, technology and operations. As a member of the senior management team, he’s been integral in creating and executing our Strategic Plan. I know the experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm he brings will serve our Credit Union well into the future. Congratulations Michael!

In closing, I’d like to thank the Board, Staff and Members for making these past years so enjoyable. I’m honored to have been part of such a great organization.



Patrick Basler

CEO, First Financial Credit Union


Gabby Boyce

Written by Gabby Boyce

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