Suncoast CMO Barrown named Marketing Executive of the Year

Patti Barrow, CMO of Suncoast Credit Union, was recently named CU Times’ 2018 Trailblazer Award winner for Marketing Executive of the Year. Since joining Suncoast, the marketing team has grown from four to nearly 20, and the team of four from 16 years ago is still working with Barrow today.

In the CU Times article recognizing her achievement, Barrow said, ““Every single person in the community needs banking services to build a better quality of life. Now, many years later, when I learned that Suncoast was looking for a marketing vice president, I wanted that job. I believed I’d be able to harness my previous work experiences in a way that could contribute to supporting the growth of important products and services while telling the community-building stories that have resulted from the largest credit union in the state of Florida. Helping people make the best decisions possible about their money is a high calling. I know there is value, quality and purpose in what we do. It’s something good for others and for the communities we serve too. I’m very proud of that.”

Read the full article at CU Times.


Army Aviation Center FCU holds ribbon cutting ceremony at Crestview location

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Crestview Branch on Feb. 15. Attendees included Crestview Chamber of Commerce members and individuals from the community along with AACFCU Board of Directors, management, and staff.

The Grand Opening celebration included remarks from Bobby Michael, president/CEO of AACFCU who stated, “Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union is pleased to join the Crestview community with the opening of our newest location.  We look forward to sharing our financial expertise and high-quality products and services with current and future members as the branch grows and becomes an integral part of this area.”

Crestview Branch Manager Candace Jones cut the ribbon, officially marking the opening of AACFCU’s twenty-second branch. Robyn Helt, chairman-elect of the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, presented Jones with a gift and welcomed the credit union to the Crestview business community. Following the ceremony, attendees enjoyed refreshments and registered for door prizes.

The new branch in Crestview is located at 1239 South Ferdon Boulevard.


Guardian Credit Union participates in Reality Check at Alabama high school 

During a Maplesville High School Reality Fair on March 7, Guardian Credit Union joined with other organizations to educate students on real life challenges and best practices.

At the Maplesville, AL, fair, Jessica Minardi of Guardian counsels a student on savings accounts. Thanks to credit union programs like these, students are well prepared when they graduate from high school.