Indianapolis-based Elements Financial has hired Whitney Anderson-Harrell as chief executive officer. The appointment coincides with the credit union’s announcement that current CEO Lisa Schlehuber will retire in April.
Elements says Anderson-Harrell will start her new role February 24.
“Everyone at MSUFCU is thrilled for Whitney and this outstanding opportunity to continue her work in the credit union industry,” said April Clobes, CEO of MSUFCU. “Whitney is a dynamic, innovative leader who is committed to her team, organizational results, the credit union industry, and our members and their communities.“
Anderson-Harrell previously served as chief community development officer at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. Elements says she also served as president of the Desk Drawer Fund as well as president of Ever Green 3C.
“Lisa has led Elements with inspirational leadership throughout her 17 years and has driven the organization to broaden perspectives and strengthen relationships with our members, employees, and partners,” said Chair of the Elements Board of Directors Mark Saltsgaver. “We are immensely proud of her accomplishments, and we thank Lisa for her years of dedication to Elements.”
Schlehuber became CEO of Elements, formerly Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union, in 2005. During her time with the company, Elements says she grew the credit union’s assets to more than $2 billion.