Credit Union of Georgia, which has several Cobb County locations, announced that its Board of Directors have selected Brian Albrecht as their new president and CEO.

Albrecht previously was the vice president of accounting and finance.

His appointment will be effective on Aug. 1 after the planned retirement of current president and CEO Jerry Ragan.

“We believe Brian is an outstanding choice to serve as the new president and CEO and lead Credit Union of Georgia,” said David Digiovanni, chairman of Credit Union of Georgia’s Board of Directors. “Brian has a very strong financial, lending and operational background that we feel will serve as an excellent President and CEO and guiding voice of our Credit Union.”

“I’ve had the unique opportunity to spend the last 10 years of my career working and growing alongside Credit Union of Georgia,” Albrecht said. “Today I’m honored by the Board’s willingness to entrust in me the opportunity to lead as president and CEO. The credit union has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years, and I look forward to working closely with our Board, staff and membership so that we can continue to provide our members with extraordinary products, services and experiences.”

Albrecht has over 12 years’ experience in the financial industry, with 10 of those years at Credit Union of Georgia.

He began his career with Credit Union of Georgia as a member service representative. He quickly worked his way up to a branch manager before becoming director of lending, where he was responsible for oversight of the credit union’s lending program, before taking on the role of vice president. He has been directly involved with strategic planning, consumer and commercial lending, product development, digital delivery channels, payment services, industry partnerships, political advocacy and overall company financial health.

Before joining the credit union, he served in a variety of roles at SunTrust Bank.

He holds bachelor of business administration degrees in management & finance from Valdosta State University and a master of business administration from Kennesaw State University.

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