|Piedmont Advantage Credit Union Volunteer George Price won election to the board of directors in 1961, when the credit union literally operated out of a shoe box. The credit union today includes nine branches and 46,000 members.
Piedmont Advantage Credit Union board member George Price, reached a significant service milestone during 2011. Price was first elected to the board in 1961. Since then, he has served on the board in many capacities including Chairman and currently as Vice Chairman. Elected by the membership, board members serve in a volunteer capacity without compensation.
Credit Union President/CEO, Judy Tharp said of Mr. Price’s achievement, “Volunteering at Piedmont Advantage Credit Union for the past 50 years has been a passionate commitment of service and dedication for George. George takes his fiduciary responsibility seriously as is indicated by his 100% preparation for decision making which impacts our membership.”
Current board chairman Jim Taylor said upon presenting Mr. Price his 50 Year Service Pin, “our membership will forever be indebted to Mr. Price for his passion and dedication to the credit union industry. His contributions to Piedmont Advantage helped mold the credit union into the fine organization it is today.”
North Carolina Credit Union League President/CEO John Radebaugh said of Mr. Price’s accomplishment, “Credit unions are built on the idea of human service, and George Price embodies that principle. Through most of the credit union’s life, which has included many major changes and challenges, George has been a constant and steady influence.”
Piedmont Advantage Credit Union finds its roots deep within the airline industry, originally offered as a benefit for the employees of Piedmont Airlines. Mr. Price recounts stories of the credit union’s first days when deposits were literally kept in a shoe box in his desk drawer. Today, the credit union is a full service financial institution operating 9 branches and serving over 46,000 members across the nation.
“We congratulate George on his 50 years of service to the credit union movement and wish him continued success”, said Radebaugh.