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Executive Vice President and CFO Brett J. Wheeler to oversee transition period at the $2.9 billion financial institution.

RYE, NY (June 05, 2023) – The Board of Directors of USAlliance Federal Credit Union (dba USALLIANCE Financial) are pleased to announce the appointment of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Brett J. Wheeler as the Interim CEO, effective June 2, 2023. With over 20 years of experience in the credit union industry, including 9 years as a financial regulator, and 6 years at USALLIANCE Financial, Wheeler will serve in the role of leading the credit union.

This appointment ensures continuity in the organization’s commitment to unparalleled member service and that the strategy, direction, and initiatives to enhance every aspect of the member experience will continue. “We are delighted to appoint Brett to the role of Interim CEO. Brett has demonstrated his strong expertise and acumen to lead our organization as we conduct our CEO search. He, along with Executive Vice President Kevin Randall and the leadership team, will continue to guide USALLIANCE and deliver on our commitment to growth, innovation, and member value during this transition period. The Credit Union remains in a tremendous position to grow and prosper under the leadership of Brett and the Executive Team,” stated Carla Palma, USALLIANCE Board Chair.

"We have an amazing team here at USALLIANCE, and I am honored to serve in this role as Interim CEO,” Wheeler said. "The Executive Team and I have a true passion for the vision and strategy of this organization, and I am excited to guide the organization with Kevin and the rest of the team as we continue our journey with the dozens of exciting initiatives underway to enhance every aspect of the way we serve our members.”

The USALLIANCE board will continue to search for a permanent President/CEO throughout the summer. For more information on USALLIANCE Financial, visit