MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Thomas Ballow, Jr. will retire effective Dec. 31 of this year from the CEO post at the $625 million MAX FCU. Ballow first came to MAX in 1973 as executive vice president. Prior to that he was manager of Birminghan CU for eight years. Under Ballow, MAX FCU was transitioned from a military credit union to a community credit union. Ballow has been very active on credit union organizations on the state and national level, including chairman of the Credit Union Coalition of Alabama, president of the Montgomery Chapter of the Alabama CU League, and president of the Birmingham Chapter of Credit Unions. He helped co-found the Credit Union Coalition of Alabama and the National Association of Community Credit Unions. His successor has not been named.

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