Meet Our Team!

Visions Federal Credit Union is pleased to offer trust, estate planning, and investment management services through Visions Estate and Trust Services in partnership with MEMBERS Trust Co. Visions Estate and Trust Services is designed to be your trusted advisor with: local sponsorship, top tier management, and dedication to service excellence. MEMBERS Trust Co. is built for and owned by credit union members, including Visions Federal Credit Union, and has been serving clients since 1987.

Sharon Burghardt

Sharon Burghardt, CTFA

Senior Trust Officer

Sharon Burghardt, CTFA joined Visions Trust Department in 2012, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience with Visions. Sharon holds a B.S. degree from Binghamton University and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. Sharon has been a lifelong resident of Broome County and she is devoted to building strong relationships with those she works with.

Laura Maerkl

Laura Maerkl

Trust Administrator

Laura Maerkl, Trust Administrator, joined the Trust Department in 2021. She’s been providing quality service to Visions members since 1999, first as a Service and Sales Representative and then as a Business Services and Development Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Laura is also a lifelong resident of the Southern Tier.

Stephanie Haviland

Stephanie Haviland

Trust Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Haviland, Trust Administrative Assistant, joined the Trust Department in 2022, bringing with her 18 years of administrative experience with Visions and 10 years assisting the Trust Department. She has held the position of Administrative Assistant for the past 30 years. Stephanie has lived in Broome County, NY for nearly 40 years.

John Largent

John M. Largent, CFA, CFP®, CAP, CCE

Chief Investment Strategist

President and CEO of MEMBERS Trust Company.

John joined Members Trust Company in 2004 and has been instrumental in developing the innovative investment solutions provided to our clients. He began his career on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a member of the national Financial Planning Association, the Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay, and the CFA Institute. John has continued his executive education at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and Cornell University.

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Important note
Non-deposit investment products available through MEMBERS Trust Company are not deposits of or guaranteed by the trust company, a credit union or credit union affiliate, are not insured or guaranteed by the NCUA, FDIC or any other governmental agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested. MEMBERS Trust Company, owned and managed by America's Credit Unions, is a special purpose federal thrift chartered and regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.