Who We Are

It's time that you get to know us a little better.

How long have we been around? What communities do we serve? What are we all about? Glad you asked. First Peoples is a growing, financially sound organization with a committed group of employees and a commitment to exceptional member service. To learn more, please read on.

Our Mission

First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union is a member-owned cooperative committed to meeting the ongoing financial needs of its members in a safe, prudent, personal manner, with the best service possible. As a community credit union, we support the development and expansion of the community.

Our Motto

'Here for You. Here for Good.' (And we take that quite literally.) We've been around for 60-plus years and we're still growing, with no end in sight. We've always looked for ways to better serve our members and give back to our communities. You'll see us in the local parade and you'll see our name at the local ballfield. And you can bet that that when you're in need of any financial help, our hyper-local staff will be eager to guide you.

Our History

1960 - First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union (formerly known as Amcelle Employees Federal Credit Union) was organized to serve the financial needs of the employees and families of the Amcelle Corporation.

1975 - The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) approved an amendment to our charter enabling us to offer credit union services to employees or residents of Allegany County, Maryland.

1983 - The NCUA approved another amendment to our charter allowing us to serve persons who reside or work in Mineral County, West Virginia.

1998 – The NCUA approved an expansion of our charter to include Garrett County, Maryland.

2001 - Somerset County, Pennsylvania, was added to our service area.

2017 - Washington County, Maryland; Hampshire and Morgan Counties, West Virginia; Bedford and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania were added to our service area.

What is a Credit Union?

  • We’re like a bank… sorta… only way cooler. Read on…
  • We offer valuable financial services, such as checking and savings accounts, loans, credit cards and investment services.
  • Unlike a for-profit bank, we are a not-for-profit financial institution. Our profits are allocated to our members through improvements, dividends, low loan rates, and high deposit rates.
  • Credit unions are membership-based organizations. In our case, membership is limited to someone who lives, works, regularly conducts business in, worships, or attends school in Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties, Maryland, Somerset, Bedford and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania or Mineral, Hampshire and Morgan Counties, West Virginia.
  • To join, all you have to do is open a share account with a minimum balance of $5. This $5 share acts as your piece of ownership. Your “slice of the pie,” if you will.
  • People who do business at credit unions are not called "customers." They're "members." And each one is considered to be part-owner of the enterprise.
  • The directors are volunteers who are also members of the credit union. They hire the financial professionals who oversee day-to-day operations. But their primary goal is to promote policies that benefit the members and their communities.

We're First Because of Our People

Throughout the Credit Union you will find dozens of staff members who have been with us for the long haul. Many of them working in numerous departments over the years, and all of them an important piece to the First Peoples puzzle. 

 
 
Stacey Bingaman
President & CEO









Randy Olsen
Executive Vice President/CFO








Kelly Brown
Executive Vice President of Operations




  



Rose Cullen
Senior Vice President of Credit Administration








Brandon Butler
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Innovation








Bret McHenry
Senior Vice President of Information Technology

Board of Directors

  • Terri Friend, Chairman
  • Steve Nelson, Secretary
  • Jeff McKenzie, Director
  • Renee Bone, Director
  • Chris Carpenter, Director
  • Troy Thomas, Director
  • Ginger Welsh, Director
  • Lisa Johnston, Director
  • David Long, Director

Supervisory Committee Members

  • Troy Thomas, Chairman
  • Zach Hattenfield
  • Stu Czapski

First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with branches in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

When you're a member, you're an owner!