PenFed hosts nationally-syndicated radio star, Delilah

PenFed employees meet the most listened to woman in North America

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 1, 2015) — PenFed Credit Union recently played host to radio personality, author, and songwriter, Delilah, who is known as the most listened to woman in North America. Her radio song request and dedication program is broadcast across all fifty states, with an estimated 9 million listeners.

As part of an iHeartMedia promotion, Delilah visited PenFed’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va. on Friday afternoon to meet and greet employees, take photos and sign autographs.

“I found Delilah to be inspirational and genuine,” said James Schenck, president and CEO of PenFed. “I love the energy that she brought into the room and how she seemed to immediately connect with the members of the PenFed team who were there. The amount of time and resources she devotes to helping others is impressive, and she’s a strong supporter of our troops,” said Schenck.

PenFed employees turned out to meet Delilah, and after many handshakes, hugs and photos, she treated them to a few stories behind the stories, eliciting raucous laughter with each account. In addition to humor, she included personal stories of overcoming the odds that seemed to captivate the audience.

Delilah found particular common ground with the audience when she spoke of the importance of giving back to the community and supporting the military, both of which align with PenFed’s corporate values. “Before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we only got a few military callers,” Delilah said. “When 9/11 happened, I was in Boston and our phone lines in the Prudential Building literally melted. Now about 40 percent of our callers have a military connection. We love the military, and thank you for all you do at PenFed to support them,” she said.

About PenFed Credit Union

Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving 1.3 million members worldwide; with nearly $18 billion in assets. Its long-standing mission has been to provide superior financial services in a cost effective manner, while being responsive to members’ needs. PenFed offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, checking, and a wide range of other financial services with its members’ interests always in mind. Serving a diverse population, PenFed offers many ways to become a member; including numerous employee groups and association affiliations. PenFed is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. PenFed does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and is a member of NAFCU. 

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