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SECU in North Carolina taps insider as new CEO

State Employees’ Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C., has a new CEO.

The $50 billion-asset credit union said in a press release that Leigh Brady had succeeded Jim Hayes, who resigned to become CEO of State Department Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Va.

Leigh has been SECU’s chief operating officer since 2021.

“No one understands SECU better than Leigh Brady,” Chris Ayers, the credit union’s chairman, said in the release. “She has been an integral part of the Credit Union for more than three decades and uniquely understands our mission and our members.”

SECU, which has 2.7 million members, is in the process of enhancing its strategic plan to include technology investments.

Hayes had been the credit union’s CEO since 2021.

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