After a career spanning 33 years with Allegacy Federal Credit Union, John Williams, vice president of governmental and community affairs, has announced his retirement. His last day at Allegacy is April 30.
During his dedicated tenure with Allegacy, he has served in a variety of roles including branch manager, loan officer and human resources officer. In his current role, he oversees legislative relationships and community relations.
The respected leader has also been active in the community where he currently serves as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters and on the boards of the North Carolina School of the Arts, NC Museum of Art and the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. He is also a member of the NC Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Committee, advocating for many years in Washington, D.C. on behalf of credit union issues.
“For over 33 years, John Williams has been an integral part of our Allegacy family and I’ve had the privilege to work with him throughout his career,” said Ike Keener, Allegacy President and CEO. “The impact he has made to Allegacy over the last three decades is immeasurable. We will miss seeing John on a daily basis but are excited for him as he begins the next chapter of his life.”
Williams is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he was the first recipient of the Vittorio Giannini Music Award. He is also a concert singer (bass baritone) and has performed in professional concerts throughout Western Europe and the Eastern United States since 1971.
“I look forward to taking some time off for travel but I will continue my active volunteer role in the credit union industry and advising consumers on how to manage financial issues,” said Williams. “In addition to music, I’ve also enjoyed photography for many years and plan to explore a professional photography business. So, I really have no plans to slow down much.”