GreenState names Mims new board chair

Fred Mims

By CBJ News Staff

Fred Mims has been named the new chairman of the board of directors at GreenState Credit Union, the institution announced Thursday.

Mr. Mims, a staff member of the University of Iowa Athletics Department for 38 years and active community leader, has served on the board since 2001, and had been the audit committee chair prior to the new role.

“I am honored to be selected as chair of such a talented board of directors,” Mr. Mims said in a statement. “GreenState’s excellent leadership team, headed by Jeff Disterhoft, has positioned us to be one of the best credit unions in the country. I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to the continued service to our members.”

Mr. Mims’ resume includes stints as assistant baseball coach, athletic counselor, assistant athletics director and associate athletics director at the UI. His responsibilities included NCAA, Big Ten Conference and institutional rules compliance and student-athlete support programs. He also supervised the Iowa wrestling and baseball programs and the department’s mental health program. Mr. Mims was asked to serve as interim director of the university’s Center of Diversity and Enrichment for the 2014-15, among other duties.

Mr. Mims served as the first minority member of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce board, as well as on the boards of the Mid-East Council on Chemical Abuse (MECCA, now Prelude); Hawkeye Area Boys Scout Council; Iowa City Human Rights Committee; and Johnson County Neighborhood Center. He is currently a judicial appointee to Iowa’s Sixth Judicial District Correctional Services board. CBJ