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We are a not-for-profit financial institution committed to having your best interest at heart.

Our Values

We value our employees, members and the communities we serve, sharing their commitment to honesty, integrity and respect for the hard-earned dollar. By building strong relationships, we strive to be our members’ trusted financial advisors, navigating customized solutions to support their financial goals. Simply put, we are people helping people.

We owe our longstanding relationships with our members to the commitments we make every day. At Fort Financial, we are committed to:

Our Story

Fort Financial Credit Union began in 1946 when the Bureau of Federal Credit Unions approved the charter for Salisbury Axle Federal Credit Union. Just two years later, membership was at 591 and growing. By 1960 membership had almost doubled and for the next several decades up to the present time, this number would rapidly increase.

In 1977, the credit union’s name was changed from Salisbury Axle Federal Credit Union to Dana Corporation Federal Credit Union. The following year, a new Fort Wayne, Ind. facility was built.

The credit union officially became Fort Financial Credit Union in December of 2002, and the new name was adopted at the 56th annual meeting in February 2003.

As the credit union continues to grow, a new corporate headquarters is under construction on the northwest side of Fort Wayne. A new branch on the northeast side of Fort Wayne, at the corner of Maplecrest and Saint Joe Centers Roads, opened on November 14, 2022, while another branch is being built on the southwest side of the Summit City at the corner of Illinois Road and Jefferson Blvd. These new branches will be configured to better serve the changing needs of our members.

Currently, Fort Financial operates 10 branches in Indiana, Mississippi and North Carolina.

Leadership

Executive Management Team

Name Title
Steve R. Collins President & CEO
J.A. Arnold SVP, Chief Lending Officer
Mike Stratton CFO & Vice President Strategic Services
Rob Anderson Vice President of Information Technology
Jessica Davis Vice President of Member Experience

Board of Directors

Name Title
Jeff Leichty Chairperson
Shelly Musolf Vice Chairperson
Tammy Long Treasurer
George Eldridge Secretary
Steve Collins
Sarah Delgadillo
Bryan Sharp

Supervisory Committee

Name
Val Eakins
Karen Platt

Associate Director

Name
Darius Darling