BOSSIER CITY, La. — After 24 years of leading Barksdale FederalCredit Union President/CEO Arno Easterly is retiring.

With a personal code of performance “beyond expectations,”Easterly, who has dedicated some 48 years to serving the creditunion industry, helped Barksdale FCU grow from $75 million tonearly $700 million in assets, increase staff from 75 to 300, andgrow locations from two to 17.

Prior to joining Barksdale he was president/CEO of the CampusFCU at LSU. He's also the past chairman and an originalincorporator of Credit Union Cooperative Branching, a group of 42credit unions building and sharing branches and providingreciprocal member services.

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