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Georgia United Welcomes Two New Community Leaders to its Board of Directors

Aug 22, 2023

DULUTH, GA – Georgia United Credit Union, recently named Georgia’s credit union of the year by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Arner and Sandy R. Burney to its board of directors.

Arner, a Georgia United member, brings a wealth of auditing and accounting experience to the board. A certified public accountant (CPA) and certified internal auditor, Arner served as deputy director of the Performance Audit Division within the Georgia Department of Audits for 12 years before his retirement in August 2022. He is a graduate of the University of West Florida, where he earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Finance.

Burney, also a Georgia United member, brings more than 20 years of diverse legal experience to the organization. She is the managing attorney of Burney Law, LLC, a multi-practice Atlanta firm that delivers client-focused services to businesses and individuals. Burney earned a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Studies from Georgia State University, and she is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Cobb County Bar Association and Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.

Georgia United’s volunteer board of directors serve as member advocates and work closely with the credit union’s leadership team to set policy, monitor risk and guide the execution of the organization’s strategic plan.

Burney will serve the remaining term of retired board member Dr. James Williams, and Arner is fulfilling the remaining term of retired board member Tracy Arner. Both terms run through 2025.

“We are beyond blessed to have the talents, time and energy of David and Sandy at our disposal as we welcome them to the Georgia United board,” said Board Chair Tom Dickson. “We are thankful for all of our board members’ commitments to serving Georgia United’s membership and fulfilling our purpose to enrich lives.”

About Georgia United Credit Union  

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $2 billion in assets and more than 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, Georgia United offers competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit to learn more.