Community First Credit Union Announces Branch Manager Appointments

December 20, 2013 4:26 pm EDT

Community First Credit Union, a Jacksonville-based state-chartered credit union, announces it has appointed new branch managers for its Northside branch and Yulee branch. Julie Barcus will now serve as the manager of the Yulee branch and Michele Godfrey will now manage the Northside branch.

Julie Barcus has been with Community First since 2006, working as a member services representative, a mortgage originator and most recently serving as the branch manager for the credit union’s location on the campus of the University of North Florida. While at UNF, she helped co-found UNF Financially Fit Ospreys, a financial education program for college students. She is a graduate of Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Before joining Community First, Julie worked for Compass Bank in Amelia Island and her first position at Community First was in Fernandina Beach.

“Julie is a leader in service to our Nassau County members,” said Community First Credit Union President and CEO John Hirabayashi. “We’re glad she can lead the Yulee branch, in a county where she is not only a business leader, but a resident as well.”

Michele Godfrey has been in financial services, sales and non-profit management for 20 years. She was a branch manager for Washington Mutual and most recently served as a branch manager for SunTrust in Jacksonville. She has certifications in financial accounting, small business and risk analysis. Godfrey has a degree in marketing and management from St. John’s University.

“Community First is proud to have Michele join our growing team,” said Hirabayashi. “Our members will benefit from her experience and knowledge as a longtime financial services advisor. Community First is dedicated to serving our members on the Northside.”

Barcus and Godfrey will manage all the activities at their respective locations, including assisting individual and business members with a wide-range of financial services and products.

Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone  who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving  more than 105,000 members and with assets of $1.3 billion. Community First has 16 locations and 300 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.