David Elliott, the President/CEO of Fort Bragg FCU (FBFCU), won the prestigious Ronald J. Hutchins Award as the outstanding Credit Union Person of the Year at the 78th annual meeting of the North Carolina Credit Union League (NCCUL). Elliott received the award, one of the highest honors bestowed to credit union people in North Carolina, in a special awards ceremony held Monday evening, June 10th in Pinehurst.
The Ronald J. Hutchins Award is given each year to a credit union professional and volunteer in order to recognize their outstanding accomplishments, time and effort given in support and promotion of the credit union ideal of people helping people. A committee made up of statewide credit union leaders selected Elliott to receive the award.
Elliott’s 35-year credit union career began as a Branch Manager at Members Credit Union in Winston-Salem. He joined FBFCU in 1986 as Director of Branch Operations, and was named CEO of the $409 million asset FBFCU in 1996.
Under Elliott’s leadership, FBFCU has emerged as a modern, rapidly-growing credit union dedicated to providing its military member base with innovative products and services designed to meet their needs. Fort Bragg was one of the first credit unions in NC to offer online banking, a key service enhancement for members, especially those who are deployed overseas or assigned elsewhere.
Elliott is active in the credit union movement, serving on the NC Credit Union League Board of Directors. He also is an outspoken advocate for the financial service needs of military members with lawmakers, and also serves on the Military Affairs Committee of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.