President and CEO, Michigan First Credit Union in Lathrup Village. He has been the president and CEO of three credit unions, having managed the $470 million Michigan First Credit Union (Lathrup Village) since 2000. Since Poulos has been CEO, the credit union has grown considerably in both asset size and number of members. Loans have increased by $160 million or 100 percent, and as a result, return on assets (ROA) has increased as well. Formerly known as the Detroit Teachers Credit Union, Michigan First was once the largest credit union in the world. Its membership now encompasses 44 communities. Poulos began his career in the credit union industry managing the Syracuse Postal Federal Credit Union. He has extensive experience and training in risk-based lending, sales, and service, and has successfully implemented these programs, creating financial stability and growth and improving ROA in every credit union he has managed. Poulos is a member of the Credit Union Executive Society and has attended numerous credit union training programs and conferences. He received his bachelorís degree in accounting from LeMoyne College and his MBA from Russell Sage College.