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Georgia United Credit Union Awarded 2021 Top Workplaces Woman-Led Culture Excellence Award

Jul 1, 2021

DULUTH, GA Georgia United Credit Union is honored to receive the national 2021 Top Workplaces Woman-Led Culture Excellence Award by Energage, an employment research and consulting firm, who conducted the survey and used employee feedback to determine the Top Workplaces.

The Woman-Led Award is given to organizations led by females who have a commitment to creating positive impacts and a people-first culture. This accomplishment is a direct result of the 85 percent of team members submitting their surveys with over 1,000 comments to Energage.

Debbie Smith has been with Georgia United for more than 20 years, serving in several executive roles before being appointed CEO in 2013.

During her tenure as CEO, Georgia United has grown from $950 million to $1.8 billion in assets and the Georgia United Foundation was established, impacting many community needs. Georgia United has received local, national and international acclaim for excellence in community service, social responsibility, products, services, being the “Best Of” in specific Georgia neighborhoods and being a top workplace for seven consecutive years to name a few.

Georgia United’s mission is to serve with a purpose to enrich the lives of their team members, members and surrounding communities. With that commitment, members are at the center of every decision Georgia United makes.

“Debbie is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and knows how critical diversity is in ensuring Georgia United’s positive culture, values and innovation,” said Aaron Chestnut, chief marketing officer. “Debbie’s commitment to be purpose-driven in service has truly enabled Georgia United to make positive impacts in our communities and to our members and team members. With Debbie as our head coach, we adapted quickly when the pandemic hit and we’ve created opportunities to serve and develop products, services and resources to meet the needs of our members and communities.”

With the commitment to serve Georgia communities, Georgia United has also become a Corporate Partner of the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) and stands with AACUC in the Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism efforts.

More information about Georgia United Credit Union and the Georgia United Foundation can be found online at and


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 leader in the financial industry, Georgia United has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-In-State Credit Union for three consecutive years and an Atlanta’s Top Workplace seven years in a row. 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 to learn more.