The first TCCU branch opened in Taylorville, Illinois in 1956. Founded in the basement of a house, Gertie Kennerly and her husband saw a need for a credit union in Taylorville to assist local business owners with their payroll. The credit union grew and began to require a small staff. In 1976, TCCU occupied the current building on West Main Cross, but the building was half the size as it is today. At that time, tables were used instead of desks to process paperwork and help members. The staff of 6 took turns waiting on members, compiling loan applications, and completing collection work. The building also had a one-lane drive thru. Over the years the face of TCCU has changed, but the devotion to friendly and honest service has kept TCCU as an active and welcome member of the Taylorville community.
Will Perkins, President and CEO
Will Perkins has been the President of TCCU since 2014. He earned his degree in finance from Bradley University and has worked in the financial arena throughout his career. Before coming to TCCU, he was a Vice President/Compliance Officer at a local community bank for 11 years. Will enjoys coming to the office each day because of the close knit atmosphere the employees and members create. He also enjoys being part of a credit union where dollar per dollar, more is given back to the community through scholarships programs, neighbors in need, and programs for kids, seniors, and veterans. It is a place Will is proud to be a part of.
Karen VanBlaircum, Vice President of Collections & Insurance
Karen has been a part of the TCCU family since 1990 when she was hired as a teller and collection officer. She held these positions until the end of 1997, and returned to TCCU in 2005. Karen enjoys the personal atmosphere the credit union provides. The members feel more like friends than “customers,” and it is a nice feeling to be able to assist them with all of their financial needs.
Consuela France, Vice President of Lending and Marketing
Consuela joined the TCCU family in 1997. She holds her B.A. in business from the University of Illinois, Springfield. Consuela enjoys working at TCCU because there is one on one communication between members and this allows relationships to be built. She likes being a local resident and also working in the community she loves.
Terri Meyer, Controller
Terri is the Controller and has been with TCCU since July 2015. She says the best aspect of TCCU is being a part of a small community and meeting the financial needs of TCCU members. There is great satisfaction in it.
Marsha Ellinger, Loan Officer
Marsha has worked at TCCU for over 17 years. She began her career as a teller and for the past 12 years has been a loan officer. Marsha finds great satisfaction in her job as she likes helping members realize their dreams of being able to purchase a home or vehicle. She also assists people with bill consolidation and helps members work within a budget.
Beverly Hafliger, Loan Coordinator
Beverly began her working career at Franklin Life and remained there for 7 years until she stayed home to be with her young family. When her son turned 9, she came to TCCU in 1976 where she has “always” worked part-time. Beverly has worked in a variety of departments, but is currently a loan coordinator. She has remained as part of the TCCU staff because Beverly really likes the people she works with and the membership of the credit union. She believes in coming in on Monday morning with a smile, then leaving on Tuesday evenings with the same smile.
Michelle Beaman, Teller Supervisor
Michelle is the supervisor over the tellers at TCCU as well as the VISA Coordinator. She began her career with TCCU in February of 1999, and took a leave beginning in June of 2005 to stay home with her 3 children. Because she loved the TCCU employees and members, she came back to work in April of 2009 and has been with us ever since. The staff and members of TCCU are very special to Michelle and she thanks the members for making her years with TCCU rewarding.
Chandra Bolte, ACH & Debit Coordinator
Chandra has been a part of the TCCU team since September of 2014, and works as the ACH & Debit Card Coordinator. She enjoys the challenges with the different aspects of her job and likes the people she works with each day.
Amme Barr, Teller
As a teller, Amme assists members with their daily transactions, but also opens accounts and answers questions about debit cards and home banking. She joined the TCCU team in February of 2012 and appreciates the variety of work she experiences each day. One minute she helps someone with a checking account, and the next she answers a phone call about home banking. Amme loves that her job is challenging and she has the opportunity to learn something new every single day.
Candy Sanders, Teller
Candy is one of our many friendly Member Service Representatives. She has been with us at TCCU for a number of years and enjoys the members she assists. Candy’s interaction with both her co-workers and the members of TCCU makes it a privilege to be a part of both the credit union and the community of Taylorville.
Heather McConnell, Teller
Heather is a Member Service Representative and a Teller at TCCU. She joined our team in 2012 and has over 20 years of banking experience to share with our members. She loves her work and the members she assists each day. Heather feels blessed to have such a wonderful group of co-workers as well.
Rosie Tewell, Teller
Rosie is one of our part-time tellers and boasts over 39 years of service at TCCU. At the beginning of her career, she worked as a Member Service Representative and assisted in both the loan and collections departments. Rosie has remained working at TCCU because she feels the credit union has done a great job looking after its members in a friendly and caring manner. The result of this kind of service is reflected in the positive growth since Rosie began her career at TCCU in 1976.
Kayla Howell, Teller
Kayla joined TCCU in June of 2016 as a Teller and Member Service Representative. She loves her job and the members that she gets to help each and every day. Kayla says that having such great co-workers makes each day more enjoyable.
Ginger Long, Teller
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