Education Credit Union Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer
AMARILLO, TX – (July 2019) The $268 million Education Credit Union is pleased to announce the selection of Eric Jenkins as the credit union’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We are thrilled to have Eric take over the helm at Education Credit Union. He boasts an impressive resume and extensive experience across almost all areas of credit union operations. We are excited about what our organization can achieve under his leadership,” said Chairperson of the Board, Duane Chapman. Chapman also commended outgoing CEO Gregg Bynum for his service to Education Credit Union. “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Gregg for his leadership and friendship over the past 22 years. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
Jenkins brings with him extensive credit union industry experience, having worked for credit unions of varying asset sizes, as well as credit union service organizations. He comes to Education Credit Union from Georgia United Credit Union, a $1.3 billion credit union in Duluth, Georgia, where he held the role of Chief Deposit Services Officer since 2014. As Chief Deposit Service Officer, Jenkins directed all areas of operations at the credit union, including loan and deposit operations, card services, payment services, and member support services. Prior to his time at Georgia United Credit Union, he served on the executive teams of CU Partner Link for two years, and Georgia Credit Union Affiliates for four years. He previously led $65 million Palmetto Health Credit Union for ten years. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, South Carolina.
Jenkins said about his new role, “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to join the team at Education Credit Union and work with them to deliver our mission of excelling in service, care & financial protection for our members and their families. Education Credit Union has a strong brand presence in the greater Amarillo, Bushland and Canyon community and I look forward to continuing our commitment to improve the lives of our members and the communities we are privileged to serve.”
About Education Credit Union
Education Credit Union, founded in 1935, has grown to achieve assets of over $268 million and serves more than 26,000 members. Decorated with the 2017 NAFCU Credit Union of the Year Award, Bauer Financial’s Superior 5-Star Rating, and ranked by Forbes as the top three credit union in Texas, ECU clearly lives up to their mission statement to excel in service, care, and financial protection for members and their families. ECU’s membership is open to individuals in education, including homeschoolers, employees of public and private institutions of learning, school council or Board members, as well as those who live within a 10-mile radius of its six branches throughout Amarillo, Bushland and Canyon. With values such as superior member service, ethical behavior, long-term planning and training, teamwork, defect free processes, products and services, financial stability and long term success, a motivated Board, management, and staff, respect for individuals, involvement and caring for the community, staff empowerment, and promotion of financial literacy, Education Credit Union is committed to fulfilling their vision to be the preferred financial provider through all stages of life for their members. For more, visit: www.educationcu.com.