Robins Financial Credit Union announces retirement of long-time president/chief executive officer

WARNER ROBINS, GA (November 8, 2019)

Robins Financial Credit Union’s President and CEO, John Rhea, has announced his plan to retire in March 2020.  The Board of Directors of Robins Financial Credit Union has hired D. Hilton Associates to conduct a nationwide search to find its next President and CEO.

“The Board would like to thank John for the significant contribution he has made to Robins Financial Credit Union over the past 23 years. His leadership and vision has helped the credit union achieve so many extraordinary things and his passion to help others has had such a positive impact on the lives of the employees, the Board, the members, and our community,” said Johnny Jones, Chairperson of the Board of Directors. “We wish John and his family health and happiness for their next chapter.”

Rhea has worked within the financial industry for more than 40 years and with Robins Financial Credit Union since 1996.  He was promoted from his position as Executive Vice President into the role of President and CEO in 2008.  Under his leadership, Robins Financial Credit Union has more than doubled in assets to $2.7 billion, grew to serve over 212,000 members worldwide, and is now the second largest credit union in Georgia. Rhea began his career with Barclays American Financial in 1976 before joining Barnett Bank in 1986.  A native of Pittsburgh, he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

“I have had such a tremendously rewarding career and 23 happy and fulfilling years with Robins Financial Credit Union.  I have been so fortunate to have had the support and confidence of the Board over the past 11 years to lead the credit union to what it has become, and I am so very grateful for the support of the management, staff, and community,” said John.

About Robins Financial Credit Union

Robins Financial Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with twenty-two branches in central Georgia. Robins Financial currently provides financial services to over 217,000 members, with assets exceeding $3.0 billion.

About D. Hilton Associates

D. Hilton Associates, Inc. is one of the most recognized credit union consulting firms in the country. Our major practice areas are Executive Recruiting, Compensation Services, Retention & Retirement, Strategic Services, and Board Leadership. To date, D. Hilton has conducted over 3,000 successful searches for credit unions nationwide and has been employed by 95% of the largest credit unions in the country to fill senior executive management positions. For more information, please visit our website at


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