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Meet Kaskaskia Valley Community Credit Union’s New CEO, Amber Benson

Kaskaskia Valley Community Credit Union (KVCCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amber Benson as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1st, 2024.

With a distinguished career spanning 15 years in the financial industry, Amber Benson brings a wealth of experience and leadership to KVCCU. Before joining KVCCU, her career afforded her opportunities in several areas of the financial industry including executive roles in retail leadership, digital innovations, project management, leadership development, mergers, and acquisitions. Additionally, Amber Benson has held leadership roles in compliance, lending, marketing, and training.

Amber Benson succeeds Kim Hocking, who has served as the CEO for more than 40 years. Kim’s legacy resonates beyond balance sheets and profit margins. She embodies a commitment to community, financial empowerment, and member-centric values. Throughout her time at the credit union, she’s navigated through economic storms, championed financial inclusion, and fostered a culture of trust and transparency.

"The success of the credit union has been a team effort," said Kim Hocking.

Kim will continue her career in a part-time capacity and serve on the Board of Directors through the transition. The Board of Directors wants to thank Kim for the time and dedication she has shown throughout her 40 years

“Kim has grown the credit union to over 26MM in assets, 3 locations, and completed three mergers. We wish her well in her transition to semi-retirement and into her full retirement.”- KVCCU Board

Amber Benson holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from McKendree University and a Masters in Education, Policy, and Organizational Leadership from the University of Illinois.  She is PHR certified and holds certifications in Change Management and Coaching.

"I am honored and excited to join Kaskaskia Valley Community Credit Union as its new CEO," said Amber Benson. "I am inspired by the credit union’s legacy and commitment to its communities, and I am eager to work alongside our talented team to continue our growth and create value for our members, and employees."


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2024 Holiday Schedule

KVCCU offices will observe the 2024 federal holidays listed below.

New Year’s Day | Monday, January 1st
Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Monday, January 15th
Presidents’ Day | Monday, February 19th
Memorial Day | Monday, May 27th
Juneteenth | Wednesday, June 19th*
Independence Day | Thursday, July 4th
Labor Day | Monday, September 2nd
Columbus Day | Monday, October 14th
Veterans’ Day | Monday, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 28th
Christmas Day | Wednesday, December 25th