COLUMBIA, S.C. (3/9/10)--The South Carolina Credit Union League board of directors has named Steve Fowler the new president/CEO of the South Carolina Credit Union League & Affiliates (SCCUL). Fowler has 38 years of experience in the state’s credit union movement.
“This is a critical time in the credit union industry and the leadership role at the association has never been more important,” said league Chairman Scott Woods, who is president/CEO of South Carolina FCU in North Charleston. “We worked hard to align our strategy for strong advocacy at the association level with an individual who understands the needs of our member credit unions.” Fowler has been interim CEO since Jan. 1 and is a veteran to the credit union political scene, having served as the league executive vice president and principal lobbyist. In that position, Fowler already led SCCUL member services such as conferences and training, internal audit services and accounting services. His role includes management of the South Carolina Service Corp., which provides fee-based services to league-affiliated credit unions. Fowler joined SCCUL as an auditor in 1971. Since then, he has worked in member services and managed the league’s service corporation and corporate credit union--now merged with First Carolina Corporate CU in Greensboro--before moving into advocacy and association services.