Following a career in the military, E.C. Williams found his true calling in the credit union movement.
He worked his way up from an entry-level position to become executive vice president/chief operating officer for MacDill FCU (now Grow Financial FCU) and GTE Financial CU, both located in Tampa, Fla. He received the CUNA Lending Council’s Phil Greer Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday.
“I discovered I loved the philosophy of credit unions, I loved helping members, and I was passionate about helping other employees strive to achieve their full potential,” says Williams, accepting the award from CUNA Lending Council Chair Bill Vogeney (left) and GTE Financial CU CEO Joe Brancucci (at right).
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.