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Community First Credit Union Appoints Chief Information Officer

By: Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC

Posted on 5/21/2018 1:26:10 PM

Tim Simpson, formerly the credit union’s VP of IT, to assume role immediately

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 21, 2018 – Community First Credit Union, one of Florida’s largest credit unions with membership open to anyone on the First Coast, announces that is has promoted its Information Security Officer (ISO) to the role of chief information officer (CIO). Tim Simpson has assumed the role effective immediately. The CIO position is a part of the seven-member executive team at Community First.

Tim has been with Community First since 1999, spending the majority of his career as vice president of information technology. Since early 2016 Tim has also served as the credit union’s ISO. In this role Tim worked to fortify the institution’s cybersecurity programs by implementing a host of policies, protocols and monitoring systems.

In his new role, Simpson is responsible for developing, creating and implementing IT policies that help achieve company and member goals. He oversees the planning and development of technology in all facets of banking transactions, member experience as well as enhanced security. He continues to lead the credit union’s cybersecurity team.

“Tim is a valued member of the credit union leadership,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO of Community First. “He is dedicated to the best service for our members and employees and is a stalwart security and IT expert. We are thrilled to make him a part of our senior credit union team.”

Simpson has more than nearly 20 years of experience in information technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science in computer and information services from the University of North Florida. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and holds the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation. He is a member of the Jacksonville Chamber’s IT Council.

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 126,000 members and with assets of $1.6 billion. Community First has 18 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.