Paul Dube retires after 50 years on Greylock’s Board of Directors

PITTSFIELD, MA (May 29, 2015) — The year was 1964: President Lyndon Johnson was returned to office after a landslide victory; Beatlemania took America by storm; a brash young boxer named Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammed Ali) won his first Boxing World Heavyweight Championship; and a young man named J. Paul Dube was appointed to the Pittsfield GE Employee’s Credit Union (PGEECU) Board of Directors.

LBJ never ran for president again, Beatlemania eventually subsided, Muhammed Ali hung up the gloves in 1981, but 50 years later Paul Dube was going strong, still serving on the Board of what is now known as Greylock Federal Credit Union. Dube, who retired this spring, served long enough to see many changes in the financial world and the credit union business. In fact, a large percentage of the people who work at Greylock were not even born when Dube joined the Board.

Greylock President Marilyn L. Sperling said, “Paul is a powerful and admired success story in the history of Greylock Federal Credit Union. Having served us for 50 years, his achievement is a testament to his character. Paul steadfastly advanced the mission of Greylock, and of the credit union industry. He reflected our mission by always treating others better than they expected, and dedicating himself to helping people.”

“My fifty years on the Board has been a rewarding and very important part of my life. When I was appointed to the Board on November 25, 1964, PGEECU assets were between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000 and the first manager of the Credit Union had just been hired. Until this time, the Manager of Payroll for GE was the overseer of the Credit Union and there were only three other employees. The office was two small rooms at the end of a long hall in GE building 43. Look at the Credit Union now, fifty years later, it has over $1 billion in assets, over 70,000 members and 12 branches. I hope that my contributions have helped to make Greylock Federal Credit Union as successful as it is today,” said Dube.

Dube graduated from Williamstown (MA) High School, the GE Apprentice Toolmaker and GE Manufacturing programs, and earned the Roy F. Bergengren Award for successfully completing all 24 modules of the CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program. He was a unit manager for GE prior to his retirement, and married his wife Marlene in 1972. He also gave his time generously to public service on the Williamstown Finance Committee, as treasurer of the Williamstown Fire District, and as a member and past president of the Williamstown Rotary Club.

Dube was a “hands-on” Director, with a particularly close relationship to his Greylock home branch in Williamstown. Steven Wisniowski, Williamstown Branch Manager said, “Paul spent time with our staff on a regular basis, encouraging us and offering his help with our development and growth. He has been a great source of inspiration for us. Paul even used his great photography skills to capture many of our milestones.”

Dube reflected on his 50 years saying, “As I look back, I want to thank the dedicated Board members, excellent management team, and helpful and caring employees who interact with our loyal members for making being a Director such a memorable and fulfilling experience.

About Greylock Federal Credit Union    

Greylock membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County. Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 70,000 members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown and Lanesborough. Greylock has a Low Income Designation (LID) from the NCUA and certification by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund allowing the Credit Union to offer expanded services to low and moderate income families. More information is available online at

Greylock’s family of businesses includes:

  • Greylock Insurance Agency, with seven locations county-wide, handles commercial and personal lines including auto, homeowner’s, life, disability, long-term care insurance, all forms of bonding, and 24/7 claims service.
  • Greylock Investment Group offers access to a full array of services including financial planning, retirement planning, investment management, mutual funds, annuities and portfolio management. 
  • Greylock Marketing Group is a full-service advertising agency dedicated to helping other credit unions, businesses and not-for-profit organizations meet their communications and marketing objectives. 
  • Greylock Employee Benefits Services offers comprehensive consultation and brokerage services for group medical, dental, life and disability insurance.

Photo caption: J. Paul Dube recently retired after serving 50 years on the Greylock Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.

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