Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:43:00 AM
Alfreda Earnest has announced that she will be retiring as the President/CEO of Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union as of May 1, 2011. The Board of Directors selected Bret Rigby, current Chief Financial Officer, to succeed Earnest as the President/CEO.
Rigby has served as the CFO for the credit union for the last 5 years. In addition to his day-to-day activities, he has earned his Certified Credit Union Executive and NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer designations. Rigby brings a breadth of experience to his position. Prior to working for Deepwater Industries FCU, he was a Strategic Planning and Marketing Consultant, CEO of a trade organization that promoted milk and dairy products in the Mid-Atlantic, and a Marketing Specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rigby holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BA from Brigham Young University.
"I am excited and honored to become the new CEO of Deepwater Industries FCU," said Rigby. "This credit union has enjoyed great continuity of leadership in its 76-year history. There have only been 5 CEOs before me and Freda Earnest leaves very big shoes to fill. I look forward to working with the dedicated, strong and talented team at the credit union as we continue to grow the credit union while returning value and high levels of service to our members."