FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/23/12)--Harriet May, retiring CEO of El Paso-based GECU and immediate past chairman of the Credit Union National Association, received the Texas Credit Union League's prestigious Hall of Fame award last week.
May's 38-year credit union career began in the mid-70s when she became a teller at GECU. She rose through the ranks, serving in various management and executive management positions until she became CEO in 1996, said the league (LoneStar Leaguer April 20).
Under May's leadership, GECU more than tripled in size. Today it has more than $1.8 billion in assets, with more than 720 employees serving more than 300,000 members, and is the largest independently owned financial institution in El Paso.