SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOBankingRates client Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) named Bradley A. Smith chief of staff, effective as of July 1, 2014. As a premier personal finance website, GOBankingRates seeks to highlight key individuals like Smith who help credit unions positively impact the communities in which they operate.
Since he joined PMCU 18 years ago, Smith has contributed to several PMCU team milestones, including:
-- Conversion from a federal to a state-chartered community credit union -- Creation of additional member access through seven new branches -- Doubling of PMCU's asset size
Smith's roles have included marketing manager, director of plans and programs, and vice president of strategic development.
"Bradley Smith is a leader -- not just at Pacific Marine Credit Union but within the credit union community as a whole. People like him are the reason credit unions are gaining recognition among consumers and flourishing as valuable alternatives to banks," said Casey Bond, GOBankingRates' managing editor.
Smith has a master's in business administration from Western Governors University and bachelor's in business administration from San Diego State University. He has also completed the Western CUNA Management School program and is a certified chief executive through CUES CEO Institute.
Since 1952, Pacific Marine Credit Union (back then known as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union) has been serving the financial needs of Marines, sailors and civilian employees living in Southern California. Today, membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in San Diego, Riverside or San Bernardino counties. The not-for-profit cooperative now boasts more than 73,000 members worldwide, with 12 branch locations and international ATM access.
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