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Community Impact

Our philosophy of “people helping people” can be seen in our daily interactions with members or serving our local community.

Supporting Our Local Communities

Georgia United Credit Union takes great pride in being an active and responsible member of the communities we serve. Every year we support events and programs that focus on strengthening our school systems, financial literacy and helping our communities.

Volunteering

All Georgia United team members are given three paid volunteer days each year to serve at credit union-sponsored programs or for a charitable organization of their choice. Don’t be surprised to find our team members volunteering at a local elementary school career day or rolling up their sleeves for service organizations.

Financial Education

We are passionate about furthering financial literacy in our communities. Our team members can be found hosting educational seminars—both online and in person—to help teach important financial skills like money management, budgeting, investing and more. If you need a speaker for your community group, school or business, we'd love to connect with you.

More through our foundation

The Georgia United Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities we serve. Our Foundation partners with Georgia United Credit Union team members and volunteers to fund and deliver impactful programs across the state including:

I'm so appreciative of the "mission in action" behind the staff at Georgia United Credit Union. The staff at Georgia United are a living embodiment of giving back to the community and for that, the Y is truly grateful. Your gift of dollars and time has a big impact for many in our community's mind, body, and spirit.
- Joseph A., J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA
Great service during this pandemic. Georgia United aides the community they serve with services like feeding the community, a toy drive during Christmas and more.
- Carolle D., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
Thank you so much for this grant. It will really go a long way to help us provide meals to the children in our community.
- Jill E., Hearts Against Hunger
Georgia United is very helpful to the community. I always see them giving back, helping young students who are in school and helping young families. Georgia United is a great credit union that I love.
- Uwannia L., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
We rely on support from community partners like Georgia United Credit Union. With their funding, we will serve so many families during these trying times. Filling basic needs, like diapers, for families makes such a difference. Collaborations and partners are what help make our communities stronger.
- Jan Ruth M., Director of Giving, Helping Mamas

Georgia United Credit Union Announces Leadership Team Expansion

May 9, 2022

DULUTH, GA — Georgia United Credit Union is proud announce the expansion of their executive leadership team to include three key promotions and new senior vice president of member experience and delivery.

Todd Lambright has joined Georgia United as senior vice president of member experience and delivery. In this role Lambright will be responsible for creating a member-centric culture and focus, ensuring successful delivery of the credit union’s member experience by developing progressive retail operations, call centers and digital video banking channels to achieve the credit union’s strategic goals and objectives. This position reports to Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Aaron Chestnut.

Amanda Whitson has been promoted to senior vice president of consumer lending and collections. In this role Whitson will oversee the development of progressive consumer lending, loan servicing and collections channels to achieve the credit union’s strategic goals and objectives. Whitson will be responsible for the profitability, performance, growth and overall success of the consumer loan portfolio, loan servicing, inbound and outbound consumer lending sales and collections/loss prevention. This position reports to Chief Lending Officer Stephanie Zuleger.

Clint Hilley has been promoted to vice president of market risk. In this role, Hilley will support the strategic direction of Georgia United and serve as key advisor to the chief financial officer and executive management team regarding the market environment and financial strategies for the credit union. Hilley will provide leadership and coordination of the treasury activities, corporate liquidity planning, capital planning and budgeting. This position reports to Chief Financial Officer Bob Bogart.

Michelle Dobbins has been promoted to vice president of marketing. In this role, Dobbins is responsible for the corporate marketing strategy and directing brand and advertising efforts to ensure the achievement of Georgia United’s corporate growth goals and objectives. Additionally, Dobbins will establish measurable return on investment goals and ensure that member experience insights are leveraged and maximized in decision making. This position reports to Chief Marketing and Experience Officer Aaron Chestnut.

“We are honored to add such phenomenal talent to our leadership team to build further on our purpose to enrich lives and transform and modernize the way we do business,” said President and CEO Debbie Smith. “As we continue to focus on positively impacting our members, team members and community, we are grateful for the many efforts of our team to develop and grow skills that will open doors for their careers at GUCU.  The expertise and commitment of our team will lead us into a new era. We look forward to all we can achieve together now and in the future.”

ABOUT GEORGIA UNITED CREDIT UNION:

Georgia United Credit Union has had the honor of serving Georgia families and impacting the communities they serve for over 60 years. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with over $1.8 billion in assets and serves more than 170,000 members with innovative digital banking solutions and full-service branch locations. As a purpose driven organization, they are passionate about supporting causes and impactful programs that enrich the lives of their members, team members and communities. Visit gucu.org to learn more.