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Delta Community Adds Arpan Patel as Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management

Financial Services Veteran Brings Expertise and Experience to Credit Union

ATLANTA (July 8, 2020) – Delta Community Credit Union (, Georgia's largest credit union with more than $6.9 billion in assets, has named Arpan Patel as Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, reporting to Chief Risk Officer Bill Buchanan.

"We are pleased to welcome Arpan to our established team of professionals,” said Buchanan. “His experience with large, complex institutions will be of great benefit as Delta Community continues to grow and further refine its risk management practices so we can continue offering our members excellent value and trustworthy financial service.”

Patel brings extensive risk management experience from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he held several positions over the past 11 years and, most recently, served as a commissioned senior large financial institutions examiner.

Patel holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, he has completed executive leadership and graduate studies at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. He holds Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations.

About Delta Community Credit Union

Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing better service and value on the products consumers use to manage household expenses and save for the future. Founded in 1940, Delta Community is Georgia’s largest credit union with more than 417,000 members, 26 metro Atlanta branches and three out-of-state branch locations. It welcomes anyone living or working in metro Atlanta as well as employees of more than 150 businesses including Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, RaceTrac and UPS. Visit to learn more about opening an account at Delta Community or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at and Twitter at @DeltaCommunity.