Publix Employee Federal Credit Union

$1.3B Assets

Lakeland, FL

Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) is conducting a national search for its next president/chief executive officer. PEFCU is seeking a visionary and servant leader to serve as CEO, providing direction for the effectiveness and profitability of the credit union. Responsibilities include executing the board of directors’ vision by building an engaged culture that will deliver a member-centric experience through operational efficiencies, growth and profitability, risk management, and fiscal responsibility. As an ambassador and advocate, the CEO promotes the credit union’s mission and value to all stakeholders while building solid external relationships with a keen focus on strengthening the relationship with Publix Super Markets, Inc. In addition, the CEO is an inspired leader committed to developing and being a strong team builder for the executive and senior management team and future leaders for maintaining a strong bench for succession and relevancy in the marketplace. The CEO serves communities by giving back through philanthropic and volunteer efforts.

The CEO is responsible for overseeing the full range of business activities, including policy development, staffing, budgeting, operations, planning, and reporting. The direction and administration of credit union operations also include compliance and security oversight appropriate for financial institutions, the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) standards. By maintaining a productive and professional staff, the CEO oversees providing a full range of services to members and prospective members, ensuring that members are promptly and professionally served. The CEO will appreciate the credit union’s service-oriented environment, support its membership, and understand and support the key components of its staffing model (management, member services, collections, loans, and accounting).

Duties involve a full range of administrative activities needed for the successful operation of the credit union. The CEO must be able to develop programs for improving efficiency and maintaining a high level of member service and must have the ability to recognize and respond to change. In addition, a high level of communication skills is required to achieve the credit union’s objectives when working with employees, members, potential members, outside organizations, and the board of directors.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field. A master’s degree in any of the areas above is strongly preferred. The hiring committee wants to see candidates who have demonstrated ongoing education through certifications relevant to credit union leadership. Candidates should have at least ten years of senior leadership experience within a credit union emphasizing culture, financial services, business administration, strategic planning, and operations.


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Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Lakeland FL