COLUMBIA, S.C. (4/28/10)--South Carolina credit unions elected seven directors to a new, downsized South Carolina Credit Union League (SCCUL) Board of Directors. The streamlined board replaces a 14-member group that existed for decades. Election results were announced at Saturday's business session of the SCCUL & Affiliates 2010 Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. New to the 2010-2011 SCCUL board of directors are Rick Hammond, president/CEO of S.C. State CU, Columbia, and Robert Harris, CEO of Health Facilities FCU, Florence. Re-elected from the 2009 body are:
* Faye Crocker, CEO of Greater Abbeville (S.C.) FCU; * Jerry Miller, president/CEO of Carolina Trust FCU, Myrtle Beach; * Ray Partain, chairman of the board for Anderson (S.C.) FCU; * Ed Templeton, president/CEO of SRP FCU, North Augusta; and * Linda Weatherford, vice president at SPC Cooperative CU, Hartsville.
New board officers are: Weatherford, chairman; Templeton, first vice chairman; Crocker, secretary; and Miller, treasurer. As former chairman, Scott Woods—president/CEO of SC FCU, Nothr Charleston--remains as an ex-officio board member, as is league President/CEO Steve Fowler. League-member credit unions had voted on Oct. 28 to reduce the SCCUL board size in light of changes in organizational complexity--including the spin-off of some services to a limited-liability corporation--and the slowly diminishing number of in-state credit unions. Of the 75 member credit unions eligible to vote for the new directors, 54 sent ballots to independent accounting firm Cantey, Tiller, Pierce, & Green LLP of Camden, S.C.