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N.Y. credit union hires veteran banker as CEO

Empower Federal Credit Union in Syracuse, N.Y., has hired a former banker as its CEO.

The $3 billion-asset credit union said in a press release that Ryan McIntyre will also become its president on Jan. 3.

McIntyre will succeed John Wakefield, who is retiring.

McIntyre previously served as chief strategy officer at VyStar Credit Union. Before that, he was the Jacksonville, Fla., city president for Regions Financial, where he worked for 15 years.

“Ryan brings a unique portfolio of experience with over 20 years in the financial services industry,” Patrick Piscitelli, Empower’s chairman, said in the release.

“With Ryan’s vast experience and strategic expertise, combined with our talented employee teams, Empower is in an excellent position to enhance growth and services to our members,” Piscitelli added.

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