ORNL Federal Credit Union

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

$3.55 Billion

Contact Information:

Jessica Jarman | 281.719.2138

[email protected]

ORNL Federal Credit Union

General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer

Position Summary

ORNL Federal Credit Union is in search of a General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer to join their executive management team.  This role will provide executive strategic oversite of the Legal & Risk functions of the credit union. As a member of the executive management team, this experienced candidate will act as lead on advising and providing strategic legal counsel to the Board of Directors, Officials, CEO, and management on legal and compliance issues, ensuring the Enterprise Risk Management program continues to comply with regulatory requirements and meets the risk tolerance of the credit union for relevant policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. Other responsibilities include serving as the liaison for regulatory exams. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required, must be licensed with the State Bar of Tennessee or another state and willing to pass the Tennessee bar within a pre-negotiated time frame; with 8 – 10 years of related experience in legal and regulatory compliance within a credit union, bank, and/or governing regulatory agency is required.

Company Profile

ORNL Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative locally owned and operated by its members for the benefit of all who belong. Established in 1948 with 10 founding members, ORNL’s mission has been to help their members create healthy relationships with their money. By helping hundreds of thousands of members see success, ORNL has become one of the largest credit unions in East Tennessee with over $3.5 Billion in assets and over 195,000 members. Open to businesses and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the 19 counties of Central East Tennessee, ORNL Federal Credit Union currently serves members  in 29 branches located throughout Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. To learn more, visit

Community Profile

Oak Ridge is located in the eastern part of Tennessee, approximately 20 miles west of Knoxville. Due to its intriguing history, the city of Oak Ridge includes many exhibits such as: The American Museum of Science and Energy, The Oak Ridge History Museum, The Oak Ridge Children’s Museum, and the K-25 History Museum. Many tourists visit this wonderful city to learn more about the “Secret City.” Like the Manhattan Project, the Oak Ridge School District finds it imperative to set a high bar by ensuring great minds come together. The Oak Ridge School District schools offer a challenging STEM curriculum with a deliberate focus on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity to ensure success for every student. In Oak Ridge, you will find safe communities, top-rated schools, and greenways. In addition, there are numerous parks such as Haw Ridge and Concorde Park, which offer great recreational activities. With an exceptional culture, a wide selection of choices for shopping, dining, and sports, Oak Ridge, Tennessee is a wonderful community to visit, live, work, and raise a family.

An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.

You may recommend others for candidacy by contacting Jessica Jarman, Senior Vice President at (800) 367-0433 extension 138 or [email protected].

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