Credit union names next president/CEO

The Beacon Credit Union board of directors recently announced Dustin Cuttriss has been named the next president/chief executive officer.

Cuttriss, who currently is executive vice president and chief financial officer, will assume the role after current President/CEO Kevin Willour retires at the end of 2022.

“We are pleased that Dustin has agreed to take on the role of president/CEO,” said Ken Dale, the credit union’s board chairman. “He is a seasoned executive within Beacon, has significant experience in all aspects of finance and strategic planning and is highly qualified to lead the credit union into the future.”

Cuttriss said he is honored to have the opportunity to succeed Willour and continue to create value for Beacon’s members and the communities it serves.

“In working with BCU’s senior leadership team and all our employees, I plan on continuing to build upon the strong foundation that Kevin has put in place,” Cuttriss said. “I am excited and confident about our future.”

Cuttriss has more than 25 years of hands-on strategic experience within the financial services industry, including the last 10 years as CFO with Beacon. He has been an integral part of guiding the strategic direction of the credit union in terms of financial impact of products and services, investments, mergers and acquisition evaluations along with the development and modifications of internal policies and procedures, according to a news release from Beacon.

Cuttriss received his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a certified public accountant. He also has completed the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Administration from the University of South Carolina and American Bankers Association Compliance School.

He is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and American Institute of Public Accountants and is a supervisory committee member of Corporate One Federal Credit Union. He also serves as a board member of Financial Managers Society, Waypoint of Wabash and Pilgrims Rest Cemetery of Huntington Inc.

Cuttriss lives in Roanoke with his wife, Jessica, and their four children.

Beacon Credit Union was founded in 1931 and serves 50 Indiana counties. That includes a location in Seymour at 1459 W. Tipton St.