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Aiken 150, SRP Federal Credit Union

September 23, 2017 GMT

On November 27, 1959, the DuPont Company, which managed the Savannah River Plant at the time, sent a questionnaire to each employee asking if there was interest in forming a credit union. Dupont officials received 5,465 replies to the questionnaires and it revealed that over 75 percent would be interested.

On February 29, 1960, the first public meeting was held to elect a Board of Directors. Two days later the first Board of Directors meeting was held and C.W. ‘Charley’ Jones, Jr. was elected president.

A major milestone came five days later on March 7, 1960 when South Carolina Secretary of State, O. Frank Thornton, issued the state charter establishing the Savannah River plant Employee Credit Union.

2016 was a year of transition for SRP Federal Credit Union. After more than 29 years as President and CEO, Ed Templeton retired. He led the organization and built it up from a small company sponsored credit union, serving DuPont employees at the Savannah River Site to the premier financial

institution in the CSRA. Mr. Templeton was a strong decisive leader who cared very much for the SRP members and the credit union movement

The new management transition has been smooth and seamless. Since joining the Credit Union at the end of May as President and CEO, Mr. Harry Gunsallus has wasted no time in applying his strategic thinking and vision to various areas of the Credit Union as the institution moves into the future. We believe Mr. Gunsallus is the perfect leader to take SRP

Federal Credit Union into the future. He has the values, leadership and energy that fit well with our strategic goals.

SRP Federal Credit Union will continue in 2017 to offer the best in financial products and services at the most competitive prices. Your Credit Union is always seeking opportunities to enhance the member experience and better serve you.

SRP Federal Credit Union is locally founded, locally owned, and community focused. Join us today by visiting www.srpfcu.org.