People’s Credit Union’s President & CEO Receives Career Achievement Award

MIDDLETOWN, RI (June 11, 2013) People’s Credit Union’s President & CEO, Ellen N. Ford, was recently honored with Providence Business News’ Women in Business Career Achievement Award.  This prestigious honor is given out to one individual each year who has demonstrated leadership, achievement and advancement.

Ford has been with People’s since 1982.  Over the years she has served the Credit Union in areas of increased responsibility including Bookkeeper, Accounting Manager, Chief Financial Officer and her current position as President & CEO.  She has served as People’s President & CEO for the past 10 years.  In that time, she has continuously looked for better ways to serve members through People’s products and services.

Ford’s management style promotes a culture revolving around trust, which includes transparency and clear communication.  She has also put a big emphasis on personal contact and community service.

Chairman of People’s Board of Directors, Terri Marcucci Fitch, commented, “Ellen’s leadership and dedication to our members has made the Credit Union even more successful.  The Board of Directors is so proud of Ellen’s achievement and we appreciate her continued service to members and the community.

She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island and is a graduate of CUNA Financial Management School.  Ford serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island.  In addition, she is President on the Board of Directors for the Potter League for Animals; she is a valued member of their Executive Committee, having served a six year term previously.  She resides in Middletown with her husband, Barry, and her son, Jimmy.

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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