Ohio HealthCare Federal Credit Union announces CEO succession plan

DUBLIN, OH (July 3, 2018) — Bill Butler, Ohio HealthCare Federal Credit Union’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire in June 2020. The Board has appointed Christy O’Connell, who currently serves as the credit union’s COO and Executive Vice President, as his successor.

“The Board of Directors is honored to have Christy O’Connell assume the distinguished role of Ohio HealthCare FCU President and CEO,” said Chuck Smith, long time Board member. “Her major contributions to Credit Unions over three decades and exemplary leadership make her an outstanding choice.”

O’Connell began her career with Ohio HealthCare FCU in 2004 as the CFO. She has been an integral part of the senior management team for over thirteen years, helping the Credit Union grow from a $25 million financial institution to its current $85 million in assets.

“Our Board has made an excellent choice in naming Christy as our future leader,” says Bill Butler. “I know firsthand her dedication to our members, the board, and the staff. She is the consummate Credit Union professional. I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with Christy all these years.”

When asked about her upcoming position, O’Connell said, “This is truly an exciting opportunity. Ohio HealthCare is a great organization with a supportive field of membership, strong financials, and talented employees. We are proactive in building products and services that exceed the offerings of many of our competitors. Add this to our strong culture of respect and care for our healthcare membership and I am certain we have a very bright future.”

O’Connell has more than 30 years of experience in the credit union industry, focusing on planning, organizational development, administrative management, and strategic partnerships. She has managed day-to-day operations for back office processing, member service, accounting departments, and loan departments.

Christy O’Connell

About Ohio HealthCare Federal Credit Union

With over $83 million in assets, Ohio HealthCare Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution serving 13,000 healthcare professionals in the state of Ohio. The credit union began serving healthcare in 1973. For more information about the credit union, visit their website at


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