VACAVILLE, Calif. -- After 34 years of service, Travis Credit Union board member Billy M. Perkins has retired.
Perkins has served as a director as well as treasurer, secretary and chairman of the supervisory committee during his tenure. Perkins is a University of Puget Sound and Golden Gate University graduate who enjoyed a 28 year career with the United States Air Force. He retired from the Air Force serving as the superintendent of the department of pharmacy at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base.
"I've truly enjoyed my career and am honored to have worked side-by-side with talented professionals who cared about the future of Travis Credit Union," Perkins said. "The current success of the credit union speaks to the strong foundation earlier generations worked so hard to create."
Since joining Travis CU's board, Perkins helped evolve the credit union into a financial institution with more than $1.6 billion in assets.
"Billy has been and always will be an important part of Travis Credit Union. Over the years, he has passed on invaluable knowledge and experience," said Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president/ CEO of Travis Credit Union. "He is our historian and will be our first board member emeritus."
Perkins and his wife, Shirley, are looking forward to spending more time traveling and touring across the U.S. to see places of particular interest.
"Billy's 34 years of credit union experience and the resulting expertise, along with his willingness to share and mentor others with sound advice, has been a tremendous asset to Travis Credit Union," said Curt Newland, chairman of the board of Travis Credit Union. "On behalf of the board of directors, management, and staff of Travis Credit Union, we wish Billy the best in his retirement."