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Local named CEO of Ga. United Credit Union
Debbie Smith

Georgia United Credit Union named local resident Debbie Smith as the next Chief Executive Officer of the credit union.

GUCU Chairman of the Board Tom Dickson announced the promotion of Smith from Chief Operating Officer to President and Chief Executive Officer at a recent Georgia United Board Meeting. "Debbie brings with her over 30 years of experience in human resources, operations and organizational development; having served in a leadership capacity for over 20 years with Maxell, Inc., a division of Hitachi, Inc., a highly successful global organization. Debbie has been an advocate of the credit union philosophy long before she began her work with Georgia United in April of 2002, having served on the Advisory Board for Georgia Federal Credit Union (now known as Georgia United)."

Throughout her tenure with Georgia United, Smith was an integral member of the executive leadership team and has been heavily involved with the Georgia United CU Board throughout her various roles, according to a press release. During her tenure as Chief Operating Officer, Smith has been instrumental in developing and bringing together the leadership team. Smith has also had the opportunity to mentor, coach and lead professionals at all levels to become key employees in Fortune 500 Companies.

Smith has also served as President of the Conyers Cherry Blossom Foundation, President of the Central Georgia Chapter of SHRM, Chair of the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board, Alumni of Leadership Rockdale, and Chair of the Newton Rockdale Employer Committee as well as three terms as State Chair of the Georgia Department of Labor's Employer Committee.

Georgia United Credit Union has about $950 million in assets, 16 branch locations and 210 employees. GUCU serves state agency employees, Board of Regents Colleges and Universities, county government employees, employees of over 450 companies and 11 county school systems. For more information, go to