BOSSIER CITY, La. -- After 24 years of leading Barksdale Federal Credit Union President/CEO Arno Easterly is retiring.
With a personal code of performance "beyond expectations," Easterly, who has dedicated some 48 years to serving the credit union industry, helped Barksdale FCU grow from $75 million to nearly $700 million in assets, increase staff from 75 to 300, and grow locations from two to 17.
Prior to joining Barksdale he was president/CEO of the Campus FCU at LSU. He's also the past chairman and an original incorporator of Credit Union Cooperative Branching, a group of 42 credit unions building and sharing branches and providing reciprocal member services.
In addition, Easterly is a director and past chairman of Southwest Corporate FCU; served on the CUNA Subcommittee on Supervision and Examination; and was also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Advisory Committee on Thrift Institutions.
Barksdale FCU didn't have to look to far to find Easterly's successor. Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer Rod Taylor has been selected as the new president/CEO.
Taylor began his credit union career taking a position at the OSU Federal Credit Union. In 1992 he left OSU Federal CU for his present position at Barksdale FCU.