Reba Watson of Fort Knox Federal inducted into DCUC Hall of Honor

RADCLIFF, KY (August 18, 2018) — Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Board Vice Chairman, Reba Watson, was inducted into the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) Hall of Honor earlier this week at the council’s 55th Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Watson began her credit union service 33 years ago as a member of Fort Knox Federal’s Planning Committee and later served on the Supervisory Committee until 1990, when she was first elected to the Board of Directors. Her leadership abilities were recognized by her fellow Board members prompting her election to multiple terms as Vice Chairman and Chairman.

She completed serving a second term as Chairman from 2008 through 2009. When many financial institutions struggled to provide basic services due to the recession, Fort Knox Federal set asset growth records, expanded into new service areas and became the largest Kentucky-based credit union. Fort Knox Federal also underwent a substantial advancement in its governance structure during this same timeframe. While serving as Chairman of the Board, Watson was instrumental in initiating the Board Governance Policy.

“Reba has served – and continues to serve – Fort Knox Federal and the entire defense credit union community tirelessly,” said Fort Knox Federal President and CEO Ray Springsteen. “Her leadership has been vital to the credit union’s continued growth and ability to serve more than 100,000 members today. She embodies the people helping people philosophy and is always seeking new ways to assist members, local organizations and our broader military community.”

Among other initiatives, Watson has been a major proponent of Military Saves Week, the credit union’s support of USA Cares, Operation Veteran 2 Entrepreneur, and a special memorial sponsored by Fort Knox Federal that today stands in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY.



About Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Fort Knox Federal is a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving the community since 1950. We are the largest Kentucky-based credit union with approximately $1.6 billion in assets and were named Favorite Mortgage Lender and Favorite Financial Institution in the 2019 News-Enterprise Readers Choice Survey. Fort Knox Federal exists to improve the financial lives of its members, which now include over 105,000 individuals in our civilian and military communities. It’s simple to become a member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.


Eldon Tilley
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
502.942.0254 ext. 6262

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