People’s Credit Union CEO Named Chairman of the CUARI

Arthur Paul Jr.
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(Middletown, RI):The Credit Union Association of Rhode Island has elected Ellen Ford, People’s Credit Union’s President and CEO, as Chairman for their Board of Directors.  The Credit Union Association of Rhode Island is focused on helping its member credit unions meet the financial needs of the people of Rhode Island.  The Association seeks to accomplish this mission by providing legislative and public advocacy, education and training, product development and operational support. 

Ford was re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year term by the Associations membership at the 77th Annual Meeting on May 11, 2011 at the Metacomet Country Club in East Providence.  The Board of Directors, made up of 11 credit union executives, sets policy for the Association and directs the professional staff.

Ford has been with People’s since 1982 and has served the Credit Union in a variety of positions.  Ford has been in her current position as President & CEO for the past nine years.  She holds a degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island and resides in Middletown, Rhode Island with her husband, Barry and son, Jimmy. 

 “This Association is so important to the credit unions in Rhode Island and plays a crucial role in promoting and maintaining the Credit Union difference.  I’m honored to be part of the Board and I’m happy to offer any expertise I can,” commented Ford. 

People’s Credit Union serves members through six locations in Bristol, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Wakefield. 

People’s, a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government.

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