Who We Are

Mary Graber - CEO

Mary has been CEO for the credit union for 13 years.  She was born and raised in Southeast Iowa, graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School.  Mary has two children, one grandchild and 3 grand-dogs!

She is on the Board of Directors for Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance, currently serving as Treasurer. Mary is  often involved in volunteering for the Chamber, participates in The local Sip and Shop and many other charitable events.


Crystal has dedicated the last 20 years to  5 Star. A native to the Southeast Iowa area, she stays busy with events for her two children, and enjoys attending events on the square in Mt. Pleasant. 

Crystal Longhurst - Branch Supervisor
Jan Alter - Loan Officer

Jan has been with 5 Star for 6 years, and has worked in the industry for 16 years. She lives in Burlington with her family. Jan’s favorite community activity is watching the Races at 34.

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Ian Poe - Loan Officer

Ian joined us in March of 2021. He has been in the industry for 6 years. He is originally from Wapello, Iowa and enjoys going to local parks and playing disc golf.

Cindy Dilks - MSR

Cindy has been a member services representative with 5 Star for 7 years. She is from the Salem / Mt. Pleasant area. Cindy is married with two children and 4 grand children.

Karen Fillinger - MSR

Karen started with 5 Star in October 2020. She has been in retail customer service for 25 years. A Mt. Pleasant native who graduated in 1982, Karen enjoys going to community outings, like the car shows on Friday nights.

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Sherry Higdon - Branch Supervisor

Sherry has been with 5 Star since 2011. 

She is native to the area. One of her favorite things to do within the community is to attend church and spend time with family and friends. Sherry loves to give back to the community!

Sami Koontz - Loan Officer

Sami has worked for 5 Star off and on while attending school. Sami is an active member in the Salem Community. She enjoys attending Alive After Five and other community events in the Mt. Pleasant and Salem areas.

Susan Sammons - Sr. MSR

Susan has been at 5 Star for 13 years. Born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, Susan is married with two children and three grandchildren. She supports local park systems and makes frequent donations for fundraising events. 

Jennifer Morrison - MSR

Jennifer joined us in 2017. She and her family are members of the Burlington community. Jennifer loves to spend her money within the community and spend time with her family, especially her 3 granddaughters. 

Amber Scarborough - MSR

Amber, originally from Arkansas, moved to Iowa in 2010 with her husband. She joined us in October of 2020 bringing 13 years of experience. She loves to help the community by donating time to local charities, her favorite being Des Moines County Humane Society.