Northwest Federal Credit Union announced the selection of Chris McDonald as the successor CEO to Gerrianne D. Burks, who will retire in mid January after a 41-year career at the Herdon, Va., credit union.
McDonald's credit union experience spans 28 years. He began his career as a state regulator and then went on to hold senior positions at First Community Credit Union in Houston.
For the past 12 years, McDonald has been leading credit unions in Texas and Maryland, serving the last four years as the CEO of Andrews Federal Credit Union in Suitland, Md. McDonald is expected to join NWFCU in September, providing a three-month overlap period for the CEO transition.
“The board is looking forward to having Chris McDonald join NWFCU. His proven track record and solid reputation in the industry speak very highly to his professional capabilities and to the leadership he will provide Northwest Federal Credit Union in the future,” said Chairman Tom Conroy.
“I have known Winky Burks for several years and have seen NWFCU progress and grow under her leadership. I am extremely proud and honored to be joining the NWFCU family. I have tremendous respect for Winky and for the outstanding legacy she has built. I anticipate a smooth transition and the continuation of the traditions of great service and financial strength that Northwest members expect,” McDonald said.
Northwest Federal Credit Union currently serves more than 111,000 members and has assets in excess of $2.2 billion.