Connex Credit Union’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Frank Mancini of Berlin as the credit union’s new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. The announcement comes after an extensive nationwide search.
“The Board of Directors and I are very excited to announce that Frank will be Connex’s next president and chief executive officer,” said Fred Heimann, Chairman of the Board, Connex Credit Union. “Frank has been an integral part of the organization for the past nine years. With his extensive experience and his proven dedication to Connex, Frank will no doubt be a strong leader as we continue to grow within the communities we serve.”
“Connex is a wonderful organization with great members and dedicated employees,” said Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union. “I am privileged and honored to lead Connex into the future. I look forward to the challenges ahead and a continued focus on serving our members.”
Mancini has been a part of Connex Credit Union’s executive team since 2003, serving as the chief financial officer. He also oversaw Information Services, Operations and Collections. In his role as CFO, he helped the credit union grow to its current asset size of $380 million.
Mancini replaces John Edwards, who is retiring after leading Connex for 34 years. “John took us from a credit union focused on just a single employer in the New Haven area to what is now a $380 million community-based institution serving more than 45,000 members in three counties. His contributions to Connex are greatly appreciated by me, our entire board and members alike,” added Heimann.
Mancini holds both a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from The University of Connecticut, as well as a CPA designation. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced CEO Leadership Institute and the Darden School of Business’ CEO Institute. He is a trustee of three pension plans and currently serves on the boards of Connex Insurance Services LLC and the Association of Credit Union Senior Officers (ACUSO). He is a resident of Berlin, Connecticut.