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Virginia Credit Union CEO To Retire In 2016

Jane G. Watkins, president and chief executive officer of Virginia Credit Union, has announced plans to retire on March 31, following 33 years of service. A member-owned financial cooperative with more than 240,000 members, Virginia Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Virginia. When Watkins became president and CEO in January 2000, Virginia Credit Union served 125,000 members.

Today the number is over 240,000. Total assets of the credit union have grown from $629 million to $2.7 billion. The number of branches expanded from 9 to 17, including locations in Fredericksburg, Farmville and Charlottesville. “I have truly loved my job working on behalf of our members and I have always considered it a privilege to serve them,” Watkins said.

“Our employees continue to focus on providing great service, value and convenience to meet members’ needs.”Watkins was an Executive in Residence at Longwood University’s College of Business and Economics in 2006 and was named the YWCA Outstanding Woman in Business in 2009.

She received the J. Curtis Hall Award from the Virginia Council on Economic Education in 2011, was named to the Virginia Career and Technical Education Hall of Fame in 2013, and was recognized as a VCU School of Business Alumni Star in 2013.

Virginia Credit Union provides a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA.