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Northwoods selects new CEO

Doug Wolf will succeed Barb Brown as president and CEO of Northwoods Credit Union, effective Jan. 1, the Board of Directors announced earlier this week.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to work for this member-driven organization for 31 years and to lead it for the last 15 years,” Brown said in a Northwoods press release. “We have built a great credit union whose culture is focused on serving our members and creating a thriving work environment for our staff. I was fortunate to have a strong team of managers and staff, and the benefit of excellent leadership from our board and supervisory committee over the years.”

Wolf has extensive experience in the Credit Union industry having served in the roles of chief financial officer, executive vice president and president and CEO.

Board Chairwoman Debbie Larson said the board is excited to have Wolf join the leadership team, because of his experience and passion for credit unions.

“Under the leadership of the current CEO, Barb Brown, the credit union is in a good place and has that focus on the community that I was looking for,” she said.

Established in 1936, NCU is the original credit union of the Cloquet paper mill. It is a cooperative, nonprofit, local organization providing financial services to anyone who lives works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Carlton, Pine or St. Louis counties.