District At-Large, Class D, Term: February 2025
Debbie Painter began her career with credit unions in 1979 at Abound Credit Union (formerly known as Fort Knox FCU). In January 2000, she joined the Kentucky Credit Union League staff as the Director of Public Relations and Governmental Affairs. In this role, Debbie served as a lobbyist for Kentucky’s credit unions establishing and maintaining relationships with legislative and regulatory agencies and led the League’s grassroots and advocacy programs.
In 2012, Debbie was promoted to Executive Vice President where she was responsible for oversight of advocacy, compliance, business partners and professional development. Debbie worked in this capacity until January 2019, when she assumed her current role as League President/CEO.
Debbie serves on the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission, established by the Kentucky Legislature in 2019 and as Vice-Chair of the Commission’s Finance and Governance Committee. In addition, Debbie also serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL).
Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Sullivan University and is a graduate of the Credit Union Management Institute (CUMI) and CUNA Management School (Madison, WI).