Scott Credit Union selects Val Rhoden-Kimbrough as Chief Human Resources Officer

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (July 29, 2021) — Scott Credit Union is pleased to announce that Val Rhoden-Kimbrough has been named Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), a newly created role within the credit union’s executive team.

“Our employees are our number one priority, and the creation of the Chief Human Resources Officer position demonstrates our commitment to making SCU a great place to work,” said Frank Padak, President and CEO of Scott Credit Union. “As a well-versed HR professional, Val brings the skills we need to provide an exceptional experience for our employees.”

Val Rhoden-Kimbrough possesses extensive experience in strategic human resources leadership with a focus in talent acquisition; organizational development; total rewards; employee engagement; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She previously held the position of the Chief Human Resources Officer for the LCMS International Center and spent 13 years with U.S. Bancorp in the position of Vice President of Human Resources. In addition to her professional experience, Rhoden-Kimbrough earned her Master of Arts in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Webster University. She also holds the Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional certification (SHRM SCP).

The Chief Human Resources Officer position is a newly created role at Scott Credit Union. As CHRO, Rhoden-Kimbrough will oversee the effective design and execution of SCU’s human resources strategies. Areas of focus will include: culture; employee compensation and benefits; and talent assessment and development. Departments under her purview include Human Resources Administration, Learning & Development, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

“I’m excited to join the SCU leadership team,” said Rhoden-Kimbrough. “Establishing trusting relationships is essential as a human resources leader. By connecting with the employees of Scott Credit Union to understand their professional goals, we can then endeavor to help them actualize their vocational objectives. I look forward to applying this relational approach to amplify the employee experience⁠—especially in the areas of talent development and diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Val Rhoden-Kimbrough

About Scott Credit Union

Scott Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative. When someone opens an account at the credit union, they become a member and an owner. Because of its structure, Scott Credit Union has given back nearly $13 million to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate over the past 13 years. Scott Credit Union currently has 20 area locations: Affton, MO; Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL (two branches); Collinsville, IL; Columbia, IL; Crestwood, MO; Edwardsville, IL (two branches); Fairview Heights, IL; Ferguson, MO; Highland, IL; Ladue, MO; Lebanon, IL; Mascoutah, IL; O’Fallon, IL; Troy, IL; Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; Waterloo, IL; and Wood River, IL. For details on career opportunities at Scott Credit Union, visit


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