GFA Announces Next CFO Succeeding Bojarczuk Retirement at End of Year
David Bojarczuk, EVP / Chief Financial Officer of GFA Federal Credit Union will retire at the end of 2021, after 14 years of service to the organization. Kelly Hamilton has been named to succeed him and will become GFA’s next CFO.
Bojarczuk joined GFA Federal Credit Union in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer and over his tenure helped to drive tremendous growth for the credit union. Under David’s leadership, the Credit Union grew from $272 million to over $660 million in assets, this growth included mergers, acquisitions and the expansion into the New Hampshire region.
Joshua I. Brier, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “On behalf of the Board and Leadership Team, I want to thank David for his many contributions over his more than 14-year tenure with GFA. He has helped guide the organization in its growth, through mergers, and two recessions while maintaining financial integrity and providing steadfast leadership. We wish him well as he enters the next exciting phase of his life, and his daily presence will be missed.”
Bojarczuk, stated, “I am pleased to be handing the financial reins over to Kelly, who will make a seamless transition into her new role. I am proud to have been part of the GFA Federal Credit Union organization and am so proud of our accomplishments during my tenure.”
As CFO, Hamilton will oversee the Credit Union’s finance and accounting functions and serve as a financial and strategic advisor on the Executive Leadership team. Bringing a combination of extensive financial experience as well as a strong understanding of compliance and overall financial safety and soundness to GFA, Hamilton was selected after a rigorous recruitment process. Prior to GFA, Kelly was the Director of Finance and Accounting at a Massachusetts based Credit Union and a Regional Capital Markets Specialist at the National Credit Union Association. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Maine and has also received numerous awards for her leadership, and organizational achievements throughout her career.
“After conducting a thorough nationwide search, we are pleased to have found the ideal CFO candidate right here in Massachusetts,” said President & Chief Executive Officer Joshua I. Brier. “Kelly has extensive experience in leading the financial operations of a credit union and will be an asset to our growing organization.”
“I am proud to join this talented team that is truly dedicated to delivering an exceptional banking experience to their members,” said Hamilton. “GFA has a solid foundation and I am so excited for the great potential ahead.”
About GFA Federal Credit Union
Established in 1938, GFA Federal Credit Union stands as one of the last original financial institutions in the Gardner area, with more than $660 million in assets and ten convenient full-service branch locations throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. GFA offers personal and business banking, home mortgages, investment management, and insurance services. For more information please visit gfafcu.com.