Contact: Kara Peterson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
First Command enters strategic partnership with True North Federal Credit Union
First Command serving credit union members in Fairbanks, Juneau and Anchorage; True North
funding financial plans for employees
Fairbanks, Alaska – First Command Financial Services, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership with True North
Federal Credit Union to provide financial planning products and services to credit union members in Fairbanks, Juneau and
“We are honored and excited to join forces with True North Federal Credit Union in this unique endeavor to serve the
diverse financial needs of the Last Frontier,” said Jeff Gibson, First Command District Advisor and head of the company’s
Alaska offices. “With this new partnership, First Command and True North reaffirm our ongoing commitments to provide
the best possible service to the people of Alaska.”
First Command and True North are kicking off their partnership May 30 with a week-long grand opening celebration for the
credit union’s new Fairbanks branch at 1211 Cushman St. This facility will feature a team of First Command Financial
Advisors who will offer credit union members a broad range of products and services, including personalized financial
plans, life and property insurance and long-term investments.
First Command will also serve True North members with an office inside the credit union’s Juneau branch and through a
referral relationship at the Anchorage branch. First Command will continue to serve Anchorage from its office at 1577 C
Street, Suite 204.
To help educate its workforce about the value of financial planning, True North will offer personalized financial plans with
First Command to interested employees, according to Lauren MacVay, True North CEO and President. In addition, First
Command will offer financial education workshops to the True North employees and membership.
“True North is committed to enhancing the credit union experience of our members by offering the broadest possible array
of services,” MacVay said. “Through our new relationship with First Command, we significantly expand our offerings and
provide our members with even more tools for managing their financial lives.”
First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Financial Planning, assist American
families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams—focusing on
consumer behavior as the first and most powerful determinant of results. Through personalized financial plans that
emphasize accumulating wealth while reducing risk, First Command Financial Advisors have established lasting
relationships with hundreds of thousands of client families since 1958.
First Command Financial Services, Inc. is the parent company of First Command Financial Planning, Inc. (Member SIPC).
Insurance products and services are offered by First Command Financial Services, Inc. Financial planning services and
securities products are offered by First Command Financial Planning, Inc. Securities products are not FDIC insured, have
no bank guarantee and may lose value. In certain states, First Command Financial Services, Inc. is a separately registered
domestic corporation and does business in California as “First Command Insurance Services.”