CHAMBERSBURG–After more than nine years of distinguished service to Patriot Federal Credit Union, Brad R. Warner recently announced plans to retire from his position as the Credit Union’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective in early 2023. Brad has spent over 43 years in financial services, and 32 years in the credit union movement with over 30 as a chief executive officer.
Since Warner became President and CEO in late 2015, Patriot Federal Credit Union has expanded its branch network from 6 to 10 locations, completed a successful merger with Neighbors First Federal Credit Union, and expanded the organization’s community charter footprint into Frederick County, MD and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia – Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties. Patriot’s assets have grown from $510 million to more than $950 million, and membership has growth from just over 51,000 to nearly 84,000. Under his leadership, the credit union has also undergone a major credit/debit card network change, expanded its business services, and introduced dozens of products and services to meet the changing needs of its members and the transformation to a digital-first growth strategy.
“Brad has led Patriot with a servant heart and forward-looking vision,” stated Dennis Coons, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “His contributions to the credit union and the community will always be valued and are worthy of admiration. We will certainly miss his leadership, along with his wit and humility. We wish him a happy, healthful and well-deserved retirement as he returns home to his family and roots in York County.”
“It’s been an honor to work with so many talented people and serve so many kind and caring members. I will miss the members and staff that I consider my family. My wife, Karen, and I are looking forward to spending more time with our family, particularly our granddaughters,” said Warner. “From a credit union perspective, I’m confident that Patriot is well-positioned to continue to serve a growing field of membership and live up to its mission of ‘people helping people’ guided by a servant leadership approach and culture. I have been blessed to have a led an organization that demonstrates that we are enhancing lives by building strong relationships with members and the community. Patriot Cares!” he concluded.
Operating with the benefit of advanced notice of Warner’s retirement plans, Patriot Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors has formed a committee to conduct a comprehensive search for his successor. Warner will continue to serve as President/CEO and will work with his successor and the Board on a transition plan. The search for a successor will be conducted by Modern Executive Solutions and will include internal candidates.