Envision Credit Union Annoucnes New CEO
For the first time in 43 years, Envision Credit Union has a new President/CEO. Darryl G. Worrell was selected by the Credit Union’s Board of Directors and has taken over the reins from Ray E. Cromer, Jr., effective January 26.
Worrell has over 23 years experience in the financial services industry, including 15 with credit unions. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Allegacy Federal Credit Union, a 1.1 billion dollar institution in Winston-Salem North Carolina.He has a BS and MBA degrees as well as completing several industry and service related programs that include the CUES (Credit Union Executive Society) CEO Institute, Ritz Carlton Service Institute, Winston Salem Leadership Program, The Center for Creative Leadership and the Edmunds Group Executive Coaching Program.He has served in a leadership capacity within the credit union industry as a Director for the North Carolina Credit Union Executive Society (CUES), the CUSC (North Carolina Shared Service Centers), the Operations Committee for the North Carolina Credit Union League and the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Credit Unions.“We took our time with this selection,” said David Helton, Chair of the Envision Board of Directors. “Our board and senior leadership wanted to ensure a good fit for our mission, vision and organizational culture. Darryl Worrell brings a new perspective to our credit union, while embracing our traditional credit union values and commitment to responsible management.”
“I’m excited about being selected to lead Envision,” Worrell said, “and I’m honored to be succeeding Ray Cromer who is widely known and highly respected for his innovative ideas and his dedication to credit union ideals.”
“I think 2010 is going to be a challenging year for all financial institutions” Worrell said, “but from what I’ve seen so far, our Board of Directors is dedicated to making sure there is value in being a member of Envision Credit Union and the executive team understands we can’t let up on efforts to conserve resources, expand our loan balances and basically, deal with the hand we’ve been dealt.”