The Maine Credit Union League and Synergent® Board of Directors has appointed Cris Wescott as Interim President/CEO. Wescott will fill the role previously held by Todd Mason, who is returning to his home state of Michigan later this summer. Wescott has over 36 years with the combined organizations and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
“Our Board is in full agreement that both organizations are in a very strong position financially and with respect to its leadership,” shared David Desjardins, Chair of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent Board of Directors. “We have no doubts that Cris will build on Todd’s success and work alongside a tremendously talented leadership team to navigate a new path forward for the League and Synergent’s members and customers.”
With Mason set to depart the organizations later this summer, Wescott will work closely with him and the management team to ensure a smooth transition. A national executive search will commence within the next 30 to 60 days to find permanent leaders to oversee the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent independently. The Board hopes to make a hiring decision for each position by the end of the year or in early 2024.
“I appreciate the Board’s trust in me to lead the League and Synergent into a new chapter,” shared Wescott. “While I am excited about this opportunity, I will certainly miss collaborating with my friend, Todd Mason. He has strengthened both Synergent and Maine’s credit union movement by expanding our reach, nurturing our growth, and carrying out our People Helping People philosophy through exemplary service. Todd is leaving us in a solid spot, and I cannot thank him enough for all that he has done throughout his six years with our organizations.”
In addition to Wescott, the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent’s Senior Leadership Team is comprised of Tyler Hudson, Chief Information Officer, and Scott Johnsen, Chief Relationship Officer.
About the Maine Credit Union League
The Maine Credit Union League is a nonprofit, professional trade association that exists to serve Maine’s credit unions. Founded in 1938, the League’s mission is to help credit unions succeed and improve the financial lives of their members. As the trade association for Maine’s credit unions, the League provides advocacy, education, and other resources designed to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership. For more information, visit www.mainecul.org.
Founded by credit unions in 1971, Synergent® is a managed services provider that offers state-of-the-art and innovative core processing, along with in-demand payments, technology, and marketing services. As a service-driven and cost-effective host of Jack Henry™ Symitar® core processing, Synergent provides credit unions with the products and services they need to succeed. No matter what the product, our clients can count on Synergent to choose it, install it, integrate it, and help credit unions get the most out of it so they can focus on providing the best service experience possible to their members. For more information on Synergent, please visit www.synergentcorp.com or call 800-341-0180.