Mims appointed to Chairman of GreenState Credit Union
Jeff Disterhoft, President/CEO of GreenState Credit Union, announced that Fred Mims has been named new chairman of the Board of Directors. Mims has been a strong member of the GreenState Board since 2001 and had been the Audit Chair prior to this new role. “I am honored to be selected as chair of such a talented Board of Directors,” stated Mims. “GreenState’s excellent leadership team, headed by Mr. 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.”
Mims was a staff member of the University of Iowa Athletics Department for 38 years, having served as assistant baseball coach, athletic counselor, Assistant Athletics Director, and Associate Athletics Director. 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. Mims was asked to serve as Interim Director of the University's Center of Diversity and Enrichment for the 2014-15 academic year. Mims was Treasurer of the National Association of Academic Athletic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), and Chair of Minority Concerns Committee. He also represented the University of Iowa on the Big Ten Conferences Sports Management Committee until his retirement in 2015.
Mims has been an active community member, having served as the first minority member of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Mid East Council on Chemical Abuse (MECCA) Board of Directors (now Prelude); Hawkeye Area Boys Scout Council; Iowa City Human Rights Committee; and Johnson County Neighborhood Center Board of Directors. Mims is currently a Judicial appointee to Iowa's Sixth Judicial District Correctional Services Board of Directors.
Fred and his wife, Susan, currently reside in Iowa City and have four adult children.