ORNL Federal Credit Union’s President/CEO John McKittrick has announced his retirement.
Effective April 1, 2011, Chris Johnson, chief operating officer/executive vice president, will step in as the new president/CEO.
McKittrick got his start at the Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based credit union in 1989, as operations manager. In 1993, he was named president/CEO of the then $300 million credit union. Under McKittrick’s leadership, ORNL FCU has grown to over $1 billion in assets, 150,000 members and 32 branches.
"I am grateful to have had the privilege to serve as the credit union’s president. I am particularly pleased that we have grown, but most importantly have done so keeping member service a priority while remaining financially sound," said McKittrick. "In these uncertain times as ORNL Federal Credit Union faces the future, our size and strong capital position provides an important strength on which to build. I leave with great comfort and confidence in the board’s selection of Chris Johnson, who has a proven record of leadership and accomplishment."
McKittrick served on the board of the Tennessee Credit Union League and was an active member on the board of directors of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, East Tennessee Economic Council, Anderson County Development Corporation, Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board, Roane State Community College Foundation Board, East Tennessee Economic Development Agency and the University of Tennessee Chancellors Associates. In recognition of his community service and professional achievements, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce awarded McKittrick with the Eugene L. Joyce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.