Ozarks Federal Board of Directors has elected David Buerck as chairman of the board upon the retirement of current Chairman, President, and CEO Dennis McIntosh at the end of December 2017.
Buerck has been a director at Ozarks Federal since the annual meeting of its members on Jan. 14, 2009. He began his professional affiliation with Ozarks Federal in August 2006 as a charter member of the Farmington Focus Board, a group of business professionals formed to voice community needs to the management of Ozarks Federal.
Buerck is a 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a licensed physical therapist. His wife, Sarah, is a teacher in the Farmington School district and they have four children. As a life-long resident of Farmington, he has been actively involved in the community because he wants to “make a difference in the community that has given me so much.”
“David’s selection as chairman demonstrates Ozarks Federal’s commitment to ensuring there are high caliber leaders overseeing the mutual association who have extremely close ties to the communities it serves,” said McIntosh. “David has proven that he is a true believer in mutuality and community involvement, and I am confident that David will be a strong leader who will be very sensitive to the needs of Ozarks Federal’s customers.”
Ozarks Federal was founded in 1930 and celebrates its 87th year of operation this year. It serves southeast Missouri with the home office in Farmington and branch offices located in Festus, Fredericktown, Ironton, and Potosi. Ozarks Federal is a mutual savings and loan association, a traditional savings institution owned by its customers, with the emphasis on originating residential home loans. Ozarks Federal also offers a full range of savings and lending options including checking and savings accounts, CDs, money market accounts, and IRA accounts. The association has total assets of more than $240 million and more than 50 full-time employees.