DELTA COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION NAMES HANK HALTER AS PERMANENT CEO
Halter, a Credit Union Board Member and Former Chief Financial Officer of Delta Air Lines, Has Served as Interim President and CEO Since January 1
ATLANTA – (April 8, 2013) – Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union, today announced that its Board of Directors named Hank Halter as the Credit Union’s new president and chief executive officer. Halter has been serving as the Credit Union’s interim president and chief executive officer since January 1, while the Board completed its search for the most qualified candidate to succeed former president and CEO, Rick Foley, who retired at the end of 2012.
“We took the time we needed to do an extensive search for a leader who could build on the Credit Union’s success and unique culture,” said Jim Diffley, chairman of Delta Community’s Board of Directors. “We interviewed some very experienced candidates but ultimately came back to Hank as our first choice for the job. During his interim appointment, Hank demonstrated strong leadership skills and established an excellent working relationship with the Credit Union’s management team and employees. We are very fortunate to have a leader with Hank’s experience to keep the Credit Union’s performance moving forward.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this impressive organization,” Halter said. “Over the last three months, I’ve been able to meet and work with the talented group of leaders and employees who have made Delta Community one of the strongest and highly respected credit unions in the country. Our employees believe deeply in our mission to provide outstanding value and exceptional service on the deposit and loan products and services people use every day.”
Halter is a Certified Public Accountant, and he worked at Delta Air Lines from 1998 to 2012. He served in a number of finance positions there before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Prior to Delta, Halter worked at American Airlines and Ernst & Young. In addition to serving on Delta Community’s Board, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Erickson Air-Crane (Nasdaq: EAC), where he is chairman of their Audit Committee, and the Atlanta Police Foundation. Halter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University.
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is Georgia’s largest credit union serving over 270,000 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. As a not-for- profit credit union, Delta Community’s earnings are used to improve its operations and to maintain its financial strength. 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 www.DeltaCommunityCU.com to learn more or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltacommunity and Twitter at @deltacommunity.