The Future is now. This July, I celebrate 40 years in the banking industry. I’m proud to say that 25 of those years have been spent with Taunton Federal Credit Union, which is why it is bittersweet that I announce my retirement effective July 6th.
A lot has happened to the Credit Union since I joined in 1993. At that time, the Credit Union was a $20 million-dollar institution located on New State Highway and could only serve a select group of employees in the area. In 2006 when I was selected to serve as President & CEO, the Credit Union was operating as a community credit union, and grew to over $123 million. Since then, we have expanded our service area, opened 2 new branches, expanded ATM access and have instituted many new state of the art products and services allowing for easier access to your money. Today, the Credit Union is a thriving institution nearing $160 million. I am proud of the work that has been done, and am very grateful for the support of the staff, officers and board members that have made it all possible.
Although I am moving on, the remaining members of the team will be led by one of our own. Nelson Tavares, currently a Senior Vice President, will bring a new excitement for our future without compromising our goal to offer the finest member service possible. I thank you, our members, for all the confidence that you have had in our Credit Union. Not just during my tenure, but for years to come.