George Joseph turning Dade County Federal Credit Union into full-service financial institution serving all residents
Launched 66 years ago to provide loan, deposit and other banking services to employees of the county administration, Dade County Federal Credit Union has undergone a dramatic change in the past couple of years, expanding its membership to anyone living, working, going to school or attending church services in Miami-Dade County - that is, just about everyone here. And the institution, whose total assets now top $400 million, is adding new branches at a rapid pace, including at Wal-Mart stores.
Guiding the not-for-profit, federally chartered entity to its new incarnation - which includes serving as a one-stop shop for people buying an automobile, providing investment services for retirees and helping small businesses start up and expand - as president and CEO is Trinidad-born George Joseph. He joined the credit union as executive vice president in 1998 after working for the National Credit Union Administration, the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. Before that, he had served in increasingly senior positions with Southeast Bank, Chase Federal Bank and Northern Trust Bank in Miami.
Mr. Joseph was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes.
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