American 1 Credit Union is pleased to announce that Chief Financial Officer Sarah Miller has recently joined the Jackson School of the Arts (JSA) Board of Directors.
Miller, a dedicated American 1 employee of 15 years, was hired into the credit union in the Accounting department in 2006. She was promoted to the Accounting Manager position in 2010 and again to the CFO position in 2013. She oversees the IT, Facilities, Payments, Risk & Compliance, and Accounting departments for the credit union.
“On a personal level, I was a gymnast as a child and enjoyed art classes throughout school. Now, as an adult, I understand the value and impact that those experiences had in my life, and I want to be a part of bringing those experiences to children in our community,” Miller said. “My advice to others who want to get involved with their community is to determine what you’re passionate about and what strengths you bring to the table, and then find an organization that strikes the perfect marriage. Because when you find that perfect combination, your impact will be more meaningful – both personally and for the organization.”
Jackson School of the Arts is currently renovating the old Vermeulen’s building at 135 W. West Cortland Street. The new space will continue to offer the same programming the community is accustomed to, including dance, theater, and art, but now with more space, state-of-the-art equipment, and handicap accessibility.
“We are delighted to welcome Sarah Miller to the Jackson School of the Arts Board of Directors,” said Sara Ermatinger, Board Chair for Jackson School of the Arts and Chief Experience Officer for TRUE Community Credit Union. “Sarah’s desire to give back to our community, financial expertise, and heartfelt alignment with JSA’s mission will serve the students and families of JSA well.”
American 1 and its board of directors have a long-standing relationship with JSA and have been part of the vision of the new space since contributing $100,000 to its capital campaign in 2018.
“Sarah’s keen sense of financial acumen will be a wonderful addition to the already strong JSA board,” said Martha Fuerstenau, President/CEO of American 1 Credit Union. “JSA is powering through a large capital campaign while revitalizing a historic space to meet their expanding needs. They have a lot on their plate, and Sarah is not afraid of a challenge and has a heart for the Jackson community – it’s the perfect combination.”
Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union today serves over 60,000 members with branches in Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Calhoun, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1 is proud to serve the members of their communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.