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Affinity Federal Credit Union Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Affinity Federal Credit Union Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer
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By: AffinityFCU

John McHugh comes to the credit union with over 30 years of financial services industry experience

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — May 31, 2023 — Affinity Federal Credit Union (“Affinity”) announces the addition of John McHugh as the Chief Financial Officer. John will be responsible for overseeing the financial management and strategic planning of the credit union, ensuring compliance with regulations, driving financial strategy and providing financial leadership to support Affinity’s mission.

“As we continue to navigate the ever-changing financial landscape with a strategic vision, we are thrilled to have John join the team to ensure the wellbeing of our members and drive sustainable growth,” said Kevin Brauer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Affinity. “We look forward to leveraging his expertise to optimize our financial operations, enhance member experiences, and propel our credit union toward a prosperous future.”

The role opened as part of Affinity’s succession plan that elevated Kevin Brauer from the role of CFO to President and CEO. Affinity’s team is poised to quickly integrate John into its mission-driven work of serving members and building financial well-being in the communities the credit union serves.

“I am looking forward to working with the Affinity team and building on the success the credit union has already seen,” shared John. “The hard work of the leadership team is apparent throughout the organization and Affinity’s dedication to their members is a testament to their values.”

John has over 30 years of audit, accounting, financial reporting and strategic planning experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Affinity, John spent over twenty years at Goldman Sachs where he worked in the Controllers department and served as the Chief Financial Officer for their mortgage and credit businesses. He earned his BS in Accounting from Fairfield University and has his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certifications.

About Affinity Federal Credit Union

Affinity Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, member-owned and community-focused, with a mission to nurture your financial wellbeing. With more than 20 branches across the tri-state area, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size1. The Affinity difference is about people helping people on a deeper level and understanding what YOU need to make your unique dreams a reality. For more information, please visit

1 Source: Using the “Credit Union and Corporate Call Report Data” found here:

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