Hank Halter, a current board member at Delta Community CreditUnion, has been named interim president/CEO effective Jan. 1 whilethe $4.3 billion cooperative continues its search for a permanentsuccessor to replace Rick Foley who retired on Dec. 31.

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Foley, who worked at Delta Community in Atlanta for 26 years,took the helm in 2004 and remained in this role until year-end2012.

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A certified public accountant, Halter worked at Delta Air Linesfrom 1998 to 2012. He served in a number of finance positions therebefore being promoted to chief financial officer in 2008, accordingto the credit union.

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Prior to Delta Air Lines, Halter worked at American Airlines andErnst & Young.

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In addition to Delta Community's board, he also serves on theboard of directors of Erickson Air-Crane where he is chairman oftheir audit committee, and the Atlanta Police Foundation.

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Halter holds a bachelor of science degree in accountancy fromVillanova University and a master of business administration degreefrom Duke University.

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“We want to take the time to find the right candidate who canbuild on the success we have achieved over the past few years,”said Jim Diffley, chairman of the board for Delta Community. “We are fortunate to have someone with Hank'sexperience available to step in at this time. Hank has an excellentworking relationship with the strong management team we have inplace, and together they will keep the credit union's performancemoving forward.”

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Halter said he is honored to have the opportunity to lead thecredit union during this interim period.

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“Our employees believe deeply in our mission to provideoutstanding value and service on the deposit and loan productspeople use every day,” Halter said. “Through their efforts, thecredit union added a record number of new members last year andgenerated excellent financial results. I look forward to continuingthat positive momentum and will serve in this capacity as long asneeded.”

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Founded in 1940, Delta Community now serves nearly 266,000members.

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