Gary Hinrichs was named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Community Credit Union (then known as Brentwood Mutual Credit Union) in 1974 – he was one of only two employees. Hinrichs started his credit union career while still in college, earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
As part of a series on CEOs and small business lending, NerdWallet recently interviewed two local credit union presidents: Brandon Michaels, of Mazuma Credit Union (Kansas City, Mo.) and Gary Hinrichs, of West Community Credit Union (O’Fallon, Mo.).