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Georgia United Credit Union celebrated its 55th Anniversary in 2013.

Five Decades of History, Over Fifty Years of Service

On March 27, 1958, Hooper Alexander Elementary School Principal Vernon Carne encouraged six other DeKalb County educators to join him in pledging $5.00 each to form a credit union and apply for a charter with the National Credit Union Administration. The charter of DeKalb County Teachers Federal Credit Union was granted on April 8, 1958.


The next 25 years continued with rapid growth. We grew by an average of more than $1 million in assets every year. In 1983, with $32.6 million in assets, DeKalb County Teachers Federal Credit Union became Georgia Federal Credit Union. This change was made in order to better identify with our members who were not employees in the education field.


In 2010, we made the change from a federal charter to a state charter and changed our name to Georgia United Credit Union. This enabled us to reach residents of entire counties, instead of just specific partner employees.


Debbie Smith was named CEO on December 18, 2013. She has over 30 years of experience in human resources, operations and organizational development. Smith has also been an advocate of the credit union long before she began her work with Georgia United in April of 2002, having served on the Advisory Board for Georgia Federal Credit Union (now known as Georgia United Credit Union).


As we surpass our 55th year in business, we continue to improve and adapt our products to meet your changing needs. We also look for ways to make our services and their delivery even more convenient for you. We value you as a member, and our goal is to be your primary financial institution through every stage of your life. We realize you have a choice where to conduct your business. We want to give you reasons to choose Georgia United. Let us know how we can serve you today and in the years to come!