The AmeriChoice Management Team is made of Senior Management personnel at the credit
union. These individuals oversee the operations, service, and product development
and implementation as well as keeping the credit union financially strong and making
the member's money work for them.
Meet the AmeriChoice Management Team
C. Kipp Stecher
C. Kipp Stecher’s career with AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union began in 1979 when
he joined the staff as President/CEO. In 1985, he and his family moved to Tucson,
Arizona where Mr. Stecher held leadership positions with both Hughes Federal Credit
Union and Waterfield Financial. Always a true Pennsylvanian, Kipp and his family
moved back to Central PA and he rejoined the credit union as President/CEO of AmeriChoice
As President/CEO, Mr. Stecher is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations
of AmeriChoice and has grown the credit union from $4.9 Million dollars in assets
to over $166 million in assets.
Mr. Stecher is a graduate of East Pennsboro Area High School and earned his Bachelor
of Arts degree in Economics from Clemson University in South Carolina. He also holds
a Credit Union Management degree from the University of Wisconsin.
He is very active in the Central Pennsylvania community serving as a member of the
Board of Directors for the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. In addition to extensive
involvement on various committees for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association,
he gives back to the community by participating in and supporting the initiatives
of multiple non-profit organizations. Under his leadership, AmeriChoice employees
volunteer over 2,000 hours of community service per year.
Anna May Nauss
Senior Vice President
Anna May Nauss has been employed with AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union since 1985.
Before her promotion, she served as the Vice President and Controller of AmeriChoice.
Previously she worked for 6 years as the Senior Accountant for Holy Spirit Hospital.
As Senior Vice President, Ms. Nauss is responsible for overseeing the day to day
financial operations of the credit union.
She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting
from Penn State University.
After serving for 12 years as Treasurer of PA State Grange (Community Service organization),
Ms. Nauss currently serves as Secretary of Valley Grange and Treasurer of the County
Grange organization. In addition, she currently serves as Director of Youth/Young
Adults Activities for the PA State Grange. She is involved in the many activities,
community service projects and fundraisers for all levels of the Grange. She is
a member of the Board of Directors for the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, serves
as Secretary of the Board and participates in many of their activities. She also
serves as a mentor at Mechanicsburg Middle School and Secretary of Operation Wildcat,
an organization which is part of the Mechanicsburg Area School District. She also
serves as a member of the audit committee of her church.
James A. Glatfelter
Executive Vice President of Lending
James Glatfelter has been employed with AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union since 1981.
He has more than 38 years experience in the financial services industry and has
been serving the credit union segment for 32 years.
As Executive Vice President of Lending, Mr. Glatfelter is responsible for overseeing
and managing the consumer lending, visa and collection departments.
He is a graduate of the CUNA Management School at the University of Wisconsin, Leadership
Cumberland, and is a Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE). He has completed the
Volunteer Achievement Program and has received the Edward A. Filene and Friedrich
W. Raiffeisen awards.
Through the years he has served the community by volunteering in various charities;
9 years for the Capital Region Big Brothers Big Sisters Association. During that
time he served as a big brother for 5 years, served for 2 years on the West Shore
Advisory Board and 2 years on the committee for “Bowling For Kids Sake”. He has
served for 4 years on the Harrisburg Chapter of Credit Unions Board of Directors
and also has been on various committees for the chapter. He also coached Little
League baseball for 13 years and 7 years for the YMCA Youth baseball program.
Executive Vice President of Business and Mortgage Lending
John Needs has been employed with AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union since 2003. Mr.
Needs has more than 30 years experience in the financial industry and has been serving
the credit union segment for 10 years. His previous experience includes serving
as Assistant Vice President of Lending for Keystone Financial, Inc.
As Executive Vice President of Business and Mortgage Lending, Mr. Needs is responsible
for directing business lending, mortgage lending, and business development.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Needs is currently involved on various committees of the West Shore Chamber
of Commerce. Previously he served as an Auditor for the Boys & Girls Club and was
an active Rotarian for many years with the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg.
Vice President of Information Technology
Thomas Ha has been employed by AmeriChoice FCU since 1997. Mr. Ha has 28 years’
experience in the computer field, working with multiple hardware platforms and software
packages in the midrange, PC and network arenas. His background includes work in
the health care, education, manufacturing and finance industries.
His current role as Vice President of Information Technology for AmeriChoice offers
him a chance to support a wide range of products and services while aiming at the
moving target of information security.
Mr. Ha’s time is also spent supporting multiple non-profit organizations in roles
as varied as Treasurer for the National Association of Rocketry (nar.org) and Publicity
Chair for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
(makingstrideswalk.org/Harrisburg). He is also a twenty seven year volunteer for
WITF, Inc. (witf.org) both as a tour guide and as a Pledge Supervisor.
Carol Fastrich (Aranos)
Vice President of Marketing
Carol Fastrich has been employed with AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union since 2000.
Ms. Fastrich has more than 17 years of sales and marketing experience and is also
a former business owner.
As Vice President of Marketing, Ms. Fastrich is responsible for overseeing many
areas; most notably the strategic marketing initiatives for the credit union, the
web site, community development, and all communications.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Bloomsburg University
and her Master’s of Business Administration at Eastern University. In addition,
she is a graduate of CUES Executive Marketing Institute.
She is a Rotarian, member of CPAFE, serves on the board for the West Shore Foundation
and The PA Credit Union Foundation, and teaches Junior Achievement. In addition,
she is an active member of her church, Christian Life Assembly. She is dedicated
to serving the community in which she lives and works.
Vice President of Business Lending
Dallas Zulli has been employed with AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union since 2004.
His previous experience includes serving as Business Lending Officer and Assistant
Vice President of Lending for AmeriChoice.
As Vice President of Business Lending, Mr. Zulli is responsible for overseeing the
operations and procedures of the business lending department.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration degree
from Stetson University.
In addition to volunteering for multiple non-profit organizations, he is a member
of the Board of Directors for the East Pennsboro Ambulance Service, a not-for-profit
corporation providing 24 hour coverage for emergency and non-emergency transportation
service to residents of East Pennsboro Township and surrounding communities.