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Proudly Serving Our MSCU Membership, Corporate Partners, and Community

Get to know our senior leadership & branch management teams.

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Hank Baum

President & CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Hank leads a passionate and skilled team dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our community. 

Having built a 30-year career as a senior executive in the financial services industry, Hank brings seasoned leadership and strategic planning expertise to his current role. His primary focus is empowering MSCU’s employees and other stakeholders to better support members, corporate partners, and the community in achieving their goals.

A committed humanitarian, Hank sits on several boards and contributes to several community initiatives.

Getting to know Hank:

Community Commitment: Hank volunteers countless hours in the community. He is an appointed commissioner on the Wallingford Economic Commission, a member of the finance council at his church, and for the past several years, he has traveled to the Dominican Republic doing mission work with Haitian immigrants.
Inspired By: His life's greatest accomplishment, his two grown sons.
Fun Fact: When not working or volunteering,  you can usually find Hank doing an outdoor activity - including chasing his chickens out of the neighbor’s yard!
Coffee Order: Iced tea from Dunkin Donuts!
Current Playlist: Freddy Mercury and Queen

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Michael Augusti

Vice President of Sales & Service

With more than 20 years of experience in the public financial services sector, Mike brings considerable expertise to the MSCU Senior Management team. As the V.P. of Sales & Service, he is responsible for the customer experiences of our members, corporate partners, and community. In particular, he oversees Branch Operations, Marketing, and Member Care departments. 

From leading business development meetings to hands-on, day-to-day operations, Mike remains busy in all areas of the credit union.

Getting to know Mike:

Community Commitment: Not only does Mike donate to local humane societies and community development programs for music education, he continually takes part in beautification projects throughout his hometown and volunteers at nonprofits committed to supporting our nation's veterans.  
Inspired By: Those that are committed to their work and strive to continually develop themselves.
Fun Fact: As a lifelong fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, you could call Mike a complete Philly sports fanatic.
Coffee Order: Dark roast black!
Current Playlist: Caleb Caudle, Me and That Man, Abbath and Riot City. But, there’s always room on the playlist for Alter Bridge, KISS and outlaw country artists.

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Ann Nankervis

Vice President of Human Resources

Ann joined MSCU in 2010 with over 20 years of human resources experience. As Vice President of Human Resources, she is responsible for HR, Training and Development, and Compliance. In her role, she excels at inspiring employee engagement and ensuring staff goals are aligned with MSCU’s strategic vision. 

Ann’s expertise in her field, coupled with her diplomatic style of leadership and counseling, makes her an influential contributor to MSCU’s business decisions. Ann also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Getting to know Ann:

Community Commitment: Ann consistently works with veterans from serving meals to providing career counseling at the Homes for the Brave residence in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Inspired by: HR Executive at Westinghouse Electric Company who gave her the following sound advice: Start every sentence with “To the best of my knowledge,” and “Remember you do not have to ’like’ everyone, but you need to ‘love’ people.”
Fun Fact: Her happy place is lying on the beach with the ocean in the foreground, a book, and Van Morrison.
Current Playlist: With a passion for music, Ann is so grateful for playlists that allow her to listen to the music of her past, classic rock, blues, etc.

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Jeffrey Tracey

Vice President, Loan Operations

Jeff has over 15 years of experience with MSCU, where he has held various roles, giving him a diverse skill set and a broad understanding of the member experience. Currently serving as the Vice President of Lending, Jeff ensures operational efficiency, member service quality, and compliance with regulations. He manages credit portfolio risk, develops innovative loan solutions, and executes an efficient lending strategic plan. Jeff is also actively engaged in community impact through volunteer work in organizations like Valley United Way, Apostolic Worship Center, NCACI International Youth Ministry, and Greater Bridgeport NAACP.

Getting to Know Jeff:

Community Commitment: Executive Board Member - Valley United Way | Vice Chair of Governance Committee - Valley United Way | Missions Coordinator at Apostolic Worship Center - Annual Thanksgiving Community Food Drive
Inspired by: The journey of life! Jeff's inspiration comes from the people we meet, the challenges we face, the battles we lose and win, the experiences we share and the memories we make.
Fun Fact: At 14 years old, Jeff hiked Jamaica's Blue Mountains to the island's highest point (7402 ft).
Coffee Order: Depends on how well he slept! :)
Current Playlist: Elevation Worship, Maverick Music, Chronology & Masego

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Maria Lazor

Vice President, Risk & Strategy Management

Maria is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in Credit Union Management. She has a strong track record of success in various leadership roles, demonstrating expertise in risk management, compliance, operations, vendor management, and project management.  Maria's expertise lies in her technical acumen and her ability to inspire and lead teams. She's a collaborator, strategist, and visionary who can balance risk with innovation, ensuring organizational success. Maria's commitment to operational efficiency, compliance, and risk mitigation has made her a respected figure in the credit union sector.

Branch Managers

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Lillie Davis

Branch Manager, Shelton & Stratford

Originally from Shanghai, China, Lillie has been in banking for over 13 years, including eight with MSCU. As Branch Manager, she oversees daily branch activity in the Shelton and Stratford branches, including sales, operations, and staff.

"We don’t care what your background is, what your lifestyle is, or what your financial level is. We're here to help with your financial needs."

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Alex Holderman

Branch Manager, Watertown

Alex has been with MSCU for nine years一four as an intern before joining full time. He is a Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Certified Financial Counselor, enabling him to guide members with sound financial advice. Alex is also studying Business Finance at Naugatuck Valley Community College and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a proud member of the Waterbury Regional Chamber.