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CU Journal's 'Best CUs to Work For' Includes DATCU Credit Union
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:55 AM

Every year, Credit Union Journal chooses its list of 45 Best CUs to Work for, and this year, breaking the top ten is DATCU Credit Union in Denton, Texas. With assets of $795.5 million and 189 employees, DATCU came in at #6 in the lineup.

"We would not be where we are today if it were not for each and every one of you," DATCU Credit Union's CEO Dale Kimble states at all-staff meetings. "Each person plays a vital role in giving exemplary member service and caring for our membership. That's where it all starts."

In recent years, DATCU CU's Leadership Program has produced several leaders that have been promoted and elevated to higher positions, explained DATCU EVP and CFO Melanie Vest. "Of seventeen graduates that have been a part of this class, ten (58.8 percent) are now in senior management, management, or lead roles at the credit union."

The leadership program has presented several projects that have been implemented or are in the process of implementation. "These include a new intranet/employee portal, MCIF system, a new phone system, and the coordination of the upcoming relocation of DATCU's new headquarters in the spring 2016," noted Kimble, who added that Vest began her career at the CU as a part-time teller.

Each year DATCU employees are invited to a Benefits Fair, which was designed to assess their health through various health screenings as well as to gain better knowledge on preventive care while meeting local providers in a fun and educational atmosphere.

"There are prize drawings, giveaways, and even a healthy lunch is served," said Vest. "As well, they offer employees convenient, online health webinars, free flu vaccines, and a hands-on benefits coordinator to assist employees with all health-related benefits and billing questions."

Also making it in the Top 45:

#11     Texas Tech Federal Credit Union in Lubbock, Texas
            With assets of $114 million and 56 employees

#33     EECU in Fort Worth, Texas
            With assets of more than $1 billion and 324 employees

#44     Security Service FCU in San Antonio, Texas
           With assets of more than $1 billion and 1,733 employees