After 46 years of service, Smart Financial Resources President/CEO Cheryl Davis will retire.
"Forty-six years-a lifetime," said Davis. "It's hard to believe I'm leaving behind my daily life of the past 46 years and starting all over."
Davis got her start in 1964 at the Houston-based credit union working part-time during her senior year of high school. Over the years, she has held positions ranging from teller and loan officer to managing three branches, serving in the capacity of vice president and executive vice president managing areas including operations, lending, collections and marketing. In addition, she served as credit manager for 11 years and even served as interim CEO in 1989. In 1996, Davis was given the responsibility for the organization and development of the CUSO First Advantage Financial Services Inc., now known as Smart Financial Resources.
"The opportunities given to me have been tremendous, and I have loved every moment. Retirement is just another opportunity I plan to make the most of," said Davis. "I will definitely miss both my Smart Financial family and my extended credit union family as well."
Cheryl's immediate plans for retirement include doing a lot of traveling, spending time with Freddy, her husband of over 42 years, and the rest of her family, which includes four grandchildren.