Coventry Credit Union Names David Root, CPA as Chief Executive Officer

Contact: Shelly Peckham-Berardinelli
Vice President of Marketing
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October 18, 2011 – David Root, owner of Root and Associates, CPA, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Coventry Credit Union. Root, Coventry Credit Union’s independent auditor for the past 20 years, replaces retired CEO Richard Gingell.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire staff, we congratulate Richard on his retirement and wish him well in the next phase of his life,” said Roger Laliberte, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “It is our pleasure to officially appoint David Root to his new position. More than 30 years experience in the banking industry, combined with a longstanding relationship with our staff makes David the perfect fit to lead Coventry Credit Union. We look forward to an exciting future together.”

“It is truly an honor to join Coventry Credit Union as Chief Executive Officer,” Root noted of the appointment. “I am eager to get started in my new role and am committed to the collective success of Coventry Credit Union and our members.”

Root, a licensed certified public accountant in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, graduated with a B.A. in American History and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. He has more than nine years of auditing experience with “Big Four” accounting firms, working with both Price Waterhouse Coopers and Ernst & Young. Since 1991, he has been the owner of Root & Associates, CPA, devoting 100 percent of his time to the credit union industry.

Root is a resident of Dighton, MA, where he lives with his wife and two young daughters.


About Coventry Credit Union:

Coventry Credit Union was established on October 5, 1950 and is a community based, full service financial cooperative, federally insured by NCUA. Coventry Credit Union currently has over 31,000 members and takes pride in offering members the finest financial products and services available in the industry today with a personal touch. Coventry Credit Union has branches located in Coventry (2), as well as branches in North Kingstown, West Warwick, and Lincoln.  For more information about Coventry Credit Union, please visit

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