Gulf Winds Credit score Union in Pensacola, Florida, employed Daniel Souers as its subsequent president and CEO, efficient Oct. 1. He’ll succeed Chris Rutledge, who’s retiring after 20 years because the chief of the $1 billion-asset group.
Souers was most lately the chief expertise officer for $1.Four billion-asset First Service Credit score Union in Houston.
“Not solely does Daniel embody our values and match our tradition, however he additionally brings a wealth of information and expertise to Gulf Winds,” Chairman R.L. “Ozzie” Oswald stated in a press launch Wednesday.
Souers started his profession as a market analysis marketing consultant and later managed advertising for one of many largest credit score unions in Alabama. In 2016, he moved to First Service Credit score Union and was named the chief expertise officer in 2020.
Throughout Souers’ time at First Service, the credit score union greater than doubled in dimension by natural progress and one of many largest credit score union mergers to happen in Houston.
“Gulf Winds has a wealthy historical past of serving members and I look ahead to constructing upon Chris’ legacy and the inspiration set by the board and your complete crew. Below my management, we’ll give attention to enhancing the monetary lives of our members, offering progressive services and positively impacting the communities we serve,” Souers stated within the press launch.
Gulf Winds earned $4.7 million within the first six months of 2022, a 16% enhance from a 12 months earlier, in response to name report information from the Nationwide Credit score Union Administration.