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ORONO, Maine (April 13, 2022) – University Credit Union announced the appointment of longtime volunteer board member Ency Whitehill as chair of the credit union’s board of directors- the first woman to hold this position in the credit union’s 55-year history. Whitehill has served on the UCU board of directors since 1996, and in a leadership position as Vice Chair since 2010 and on the Audit Committee from 2007-2019. Whitehill succeeds previous board chair Peter Reid.

A small business owner from Orono, Whitehill has been active in the greater University of Maine community for over two decades as a UMaine graduate and former campus administrator. Whitehill retired from UMaine in 2006, where she served as Finance Manager of Student Health Services for 22 years.

“Thank you to my fellow board members for entrusting me to help lead UCU─ an institution that is a pillar in our community, ” said Whitehill.  “It has been a joy to serve the UCU membership, and I look forward to continuing this important work with my colleagues on the board and with our President/CEO Renee Ouellette.”

Whitehill is an avid mineral prospector, watercolor artist, and co-owner of Rocks, Minerals & More, a specialty business in Orono, selling mineral specimens and jewelry which she makes from her rock & mineral finds.  In addition to her volunteer service at UCU, Whitehill is a member of the Orono Beautification Committee, has served as an AARP Tax Aide Volunteer since 2008 and is Treasurer for the Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club, since 2009. She earned an M.S. from Cornell University and a M.Ed. from the University of Maine.

About University Credit Union
Established on the University of Maine campus in 1967, University Credit Union is an innovative, full-service financial institution with a mission to actively advance the financial well-being of our members in every stage of their lives. UCU is the seventh largest credit union in Maine in terms of total assets, sixth in total members, and has retail locations across the state located in Orono, Bangor, Farmington, Gorham, Portland, and Presque Isle. For more information visit ucumaine.com.

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Ency Whitehill
Ency Whitehill