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).
The House voted Thursday in favor of an appropriations bill that contains several major victories for credit unions. It does not place NCUA under the appropriations process, and makes significant changes to the CFPB.
The House approved by voice vote Wednesday an amendment removing language placing NCUA under the appropriations process from H.R. 3354, a major victory for CUNA, leagues and credit unions who advocated strongly in support of the amendment.