GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 22, 2016) – Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Joseph Stone as a mortgage loan originator for LMCU’s Bonita Springs, FL branch. Stone attended Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Florida before embarking on a finance career. Previous stops include over 11 years with Wachovia Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Sun Trust. He is also a local Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) member. LMCU’s Bonita Springs Mortgage Sales Manager, Jayne Malinowski, is pleased to have Stone onboard with her team. “Joe brings a wealth of mortgage and retail experience to LMCU of Florida, and is highly respected within our community. Joe’s customers are his top priority, as he cultivates positive relationships with area realtors and builders. He has a real passion for helping people get into homes, never over-promising or under-delivering. He’s a real asset.” Stone is equally excited about the opportunity to join LMCU’s rapidly expanding Florida lending team. “I look forward to growing my professional network, expanding my construction loan program knowledge and helping LMCU gain further market traction in the southwest Florida region. I’m very passionate about serving my clients, making sure they’re never left guessing. With LMCU’s remarkable selection of mortgage products and total dedication to superior member service, this new position is a great fit.” Stone is native Floridian and lives in Bonita Springs with his wife and daughter. Founded in 1933, Lake Michigan Credit Union is the largest credit union in Michigan. With a staff of over 1,000, LMCU’s assets exceed $4.5 billion, with a mortgage serviced portfolio of over $6 billion. With over 362,000 members, LMCU has 39 convenient branch locations overall, including Bonita Springs, Florida, and a new branch in Naples. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 AllPoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full-range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans and mortgages. To find out more, please visit www.lmcu.org.