Kris Lewis was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and lived there until completion of high school, at which point he moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan for college to study biomedical sciences. His aspirations were to become a dentist, make lots of money and retire early. That didn’t work out! Like most really intelligent people, Kris took more than a decade to graduate. And, not with his doctorate. Kris received his Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University and his Master of Business Administration from the Gainey School of Business at Spring Arbor University.
Kris has a passion for people! He did really well at helping people believe they needed stuff they actually did not want and or need! He exceled in sales at a very early age, selling oriental rugs at the age of 15. In college he was the greatest up seller of “add-on crab legs” at Red Lobster. Other jobs include recruiter for the automotive and heavy-duty industry and car salesman before joining the credit union world as a teller. Kris worked his way through the credit union ranks going from teller to CEO in 10 years with a heavy emphasis on leadership, sales and lending. Kris currently serves as CEO of Allegan Community Federal Credit Union in Allegan, Michigan.
Kris has a beautiful wife and two, most of the time, good kids. He loves winter skiing, vacations, spending money, watching his 14-year-old son’s rock band play, his 10-year-old do gymnastics, long walks on the beach, urban poetry, beer and whiskey.
Small CU Luncheon:
"Board Engagement and Partnership Drives CU Success"
Friday, May 18th: 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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