OTTUMWA — Community 1st Credit Union announced that Rose Bean has taken over as branch manager for the bank's Oskaloosa branch located. She began her duties on July 5.

Bean takes over Oskaloosa after running the branch in Albia and one in Ottumwa. Starting at the credit union as a teller in 2003, then head teller, a member service representative, personal representative, a trainer, and becoming an assistant manager of the Member Relations Center before she was announced Branch Manager of the Pennsylvania location in Ottumwa.

She landed her first Branch Manager spot in 2014 and plans to continue running a successful team in Oskaloosa.

“We are excited to announce Rose Bean as our Oskaloosa Branch Manager," Mary K Van Gorp, C1st Regional Manager, said. “Rose has been a very valuable part of the C1st team for 18 years. She has a proven track record in leadership through coaching a strong empowered team, providing excellent service to our members and being commented to the community. We are looking forward to having Rose in Oskaloosa, we know our member are going to enjoying having her in the branch.”

Bean is a Bloomfield native who graduated from Davis County High School and Indian Hills Community College. She resides in Ottumwa. Rose has three grown children and six grandchildren.

In her free time, she enjoys sitting outside with her coffee and a book and spending weekends with her grandchildren.

Community 1st Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $920 million in assets. The credit union, established in 1936, serves nearly 62,000 members.

C1st has more than 240 employees and is headquartered in Ottumwa. The credit union has branches in Albia, Bloomfield, Cedar Rapids, Centerville, Chariton, Fairfield, Grinnell, Indianola, Knoxville, Mount Pleasant, Osceola Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella and Washington.

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