|SECU Chairman Jim Barber (left) presents a Resolution of Service to long term SECU volunteer Steve Conrad.|
At its 74th Annual Membership Meeting held in October, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) honored long time volunteer Steve Conrad for his more than forty years of service to Credit Union members. A tribute video highlighting Mr. Conrad’s commitment to service was shown to the nearly 1,100 Meeting attendees and was followed by a presentation of a framed Resolution honoring his accomplishments.
Conrad, a Raleigh, N.C. resident, began his volunteer service to SECU in the 1960s, serving as a valued member of the Credit Union’s Loan Review Committee. In this position, he displayed great consideration and compassion in evaluating loan appeal requests from fellow members. In 1973, he answered the call to serve on SECU’s Board of Directors, a role he held on two separate occasions, from 1973-1992 and again from 1999-2011. During his tenure with the Board, he held various positions, including Chairman. Mr. Conrad has been vital in the growth and success of State Employees’ Credit Union through his guidance and direction as a member of the Board. In addition to his Credit Union service, Mr. Conrad held the position of North Carolina’s State Geologist for many years and served his country in the United States Marines.
“Steve Conrad has been an unwavering advocate for State Employees’ Credit Union and given countless hours to furthering the mission of the Credit Union. He has led a life filled with exemplary service, not only to his Credit Union, but to his Country and his State,” said SECU Board of Directors Chair Jim Barber during his presentation of the Resolution.
While reflecting on his years of service Mr. Conrad noted, “The underlying theme of the Credit Union is ‘People Helping People,’ and through my service on the Board, I have been able to contribute to that goal. It’s been my privilege to serve on the Board for a long time with a lot of quality people. I’ve enjoyed it so much and I will miss it, but I’m sure the Credit Union will continue to make a positive difference in the lives of its members.”