Gainesville, FL, March 28, 2014 – CAMPUS USA Credit Union, a $1.2 billion dollar credit union in North Central Florida, has announced the retirement of its President/CEO of 23 years, Larry Scott. Scott will be succeeded by current CAMPUS Chief Operations Officer Jerry Benton, who joined the Credit Union 14 years ago. Benton also previously served on the management team at Decatur EarthMover Credit Union in Illinois.
Benton is a graduate of Millikin University, is a former CPA and CMA, and has earned the CUES Certified Chief Executive designation.
“We couldn’t be happier with the board’s decision to select Jerry as my successor, after conducting a national search. He is an excellent leader who is well respected in our industry, by our staff, and the communities we serve. He has been instrumental in our growth and success over the last 14 years. Jerry’s knowledge, experience, values, and commitment to the credit union and our members will help CAMPUS build a new and exciting future, while remaining safe, strong, and secure for years to come,” said Larry Scott, retiring CEO.
Since signing on as CAMPUS USA Credit Union’s top officer in 1990, Scott has helped the credit union grow from $90 million to over $1 billion in assets. Under his leadership the credit union has added eleven new service centers, a 95,000 square foot, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters building and expanded its membership charter, which now includes twelve counties throughout North Central Florida. The 70,000 member Credit Union will celebrate its 80th year of operations in 2015.
“Larry has been a tremendous asset to CAMPUS USA Credit Union and its members. We will miss him greatly but he is leaving the credit union well-positioned for even greater success in the future,” stated Ruby P. Puckett, Board Chair.
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CAMPUS USA Credit Union has served North Central Florida since 1935. The 70,000+ member credit union has 15 service center locations, with its headquarters located in Jonesville, FL. Membership is open to everyone in Alachua, Clay, Columbia, Gadsden, Jefferson, Lake, Leon, Madison, Marion, Sumter, Suwanee, and Wakulla counties.