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    Delta Community Credit Union Announces Commercial Lending Experts

    Rick Ellis and Eric Latimer Added as Directors of Commercial Lending

    ATLANTA (April 21, 2014) – Delta Community Credit Union ( announces Rick Ellis and Eric Latimer have joined Georgia’s largest credit union as Directors of Commercial Lending. They report to Bob Walsh, senior vice president and chief lending officer.

    “Rick and Eric are both highly experienced lending professionals who share Delta Community’s mission to help our members find the right financial services to meet their needs,” says Walsh. “Credit unions have been an excellent alternative for business owners over the past few years, as the availability of credit tightened in the marketplace. I’m confident in their ability to recognize opportunities for business owners and match them with Delta Community’s financial resources to help make those businesses successful.”

    Ellis joins Delta Community having most recently served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate Lending at United Community Bank in Marietta. He has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry, including the management of complex real estate and commercial loan transactions. Ellis holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of South Florida.

    Latimer is a 15-year veteran of commercial and industrial lending with extensive experience in portfolio management, business development and credit underwriting. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, at United Community Bank in Marietta and previously as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta. Latimer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia and is a winner of the Cobb Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Ellis and Latimer join Delta Community’s accomplished team of commercial lending professionals, assisting members with commercial lending products and solutions.


    About Delta Community Credit Union

    Delta Community Credit Union is Georgia’s largest credit union serving over 290,000 members. It was founded in 1940 and today serves the entire metro Atlanta area, including residents of the 11 surrounding counties and employees of top businesses, such as Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, UPS and RaceTrac. Delta Community is a state-chartered credit union organized under the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and its deposit accounts are federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. It chooses to operate as a not-for- profit credit union so it can give back earnings to its members and their local communities. Unlike a for-profit bank, Delta Community is owned by its members, not individual or institutional investors. Customers become member-owners when they open and maintain an account. Please visit to learn more or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at and Twitter at @deltacommunity.