New hire/promotion

Kevin Brower succeeds current CEO John Fenton and will continue to advance Affinity’s financial wellness initiatives and member-centric mission

Affinity Federal Credit Union (Affinity), a member-based, full-service, federally insured financial institution, has named Kevin Brower as its new Chief Executive Officer/President. Brower is Affinity’s current Chief Administrative and Financial Officer and will succeed current CEO/President John Fenton. Fenton served as Affinity’s CEO for more than 27 years and led the organization’s growth as the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey.

“Kevin is a long-serving, well-respected and highly regarded member of Affinity’s management team,” said Richard Mine, chairman of Affinity’s board of directors. β€œHe is committed to Affinity’s mission of supporting the financial well-being of its members and has been instrumental in developing the philosophy, services and impact that will continue to fuel our organization and better support the communities we serve. We are confident in his vision for the future of Affinity and are delighted to appoint him to this position.”

Affinity is committed to improving the financial well-being of its members and the communities it serves. Fenton provided the vision and execution of this philosophy, working to position Affinity as an industry leader and trusted partner to its members and community. Affinity supports this mission through the array of products and services for individuals and businesses it serves, including a variety of lending options, credit counseling and debt support, competitive credit card offers, investments and insurance solutions.

Brauer has more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry and more than seven years with Affinity. At Affinity, Brower led the administration, human resources, finance, payment solutions, data, digital, consumer and commercial lending, enterprise risk management and operational risk groups. Prior to joining Affinity, he held executive positions at VSoft Corporation, Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union, and Empire Corporate Federal Credit Union, as well as accounting positions at Fortune 500 companies.

Brower commented, β€œI am honored to lead Affinity into the next phase of its history, building on the foundation John has laid to advance the financial well-being of our members and communities. Our goal is to improve the overall financial well-being of our members, and it is exciting to work with our team members across the organization to achieve this in a new capacity.”

Brower will assume the role of CEO/President effective January 1, 2023. He will report to the board of directors and assume leadership of Affinity’s 500-person team at its Basking Ridge headquarters and more than 20 locations. Fenton will remain in a transition role for several months; he will also retain his responsibilities at the Affinity Foundation.

Brower is a Chartered Accountant with a Master of Business Administration from Marist College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Niagara University.

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