The $950 million School Employees Credit Union of Washington has chosen Scott Adkins to replace the retiring Sandra Kurack as the Seattle-based credit union’s president/CEO.
Adkins currently is vice president of lending at the $1.8 billion Spokane Teachers Credit Union, where he has spent the past 11 of his 25 years in the financial services industry.
Kurack has led SECU for the past 20 years and plans to retire in the coming months, the 80,900-member credit union said Wednesday in its announcement.
Adkins will join SECU in November, the announcement said. He also teaches banking and finance courses as an adjunct at Gonzaga University’s Graduate School of Business and has earned the CCE designation from CUES, his new employer said.
"Scott is completely aligned with SECU's culture, and will provide excellent leadership as we move ahead,” said Board Chairman Rich Rutkowski.
“It is a distinct honor to join the SECU team and to follow one of the credit union industry’s most admired and respected leaders, Sandy Kurack,” Adkins said in the announcement.
“Alongside the entire SECU team, I look forward to serving our members and their financial needs. I am the luckiest guy in the world,” he said.