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Houston Metropolitan FCU Announces New President/CEO
Friday, May 1, 2015 6:50 AM

On Wednesday, Houston Metropolitan Federal Credit Union announced it has a new president/CEO. After a thorough executive search conducted by Credit Union Resources, Malcolm René was selected to lead the $48 million dollar credit union, effective Monday, June 1, 2015.

René will replace Barbara Stephens who is retiring after 23 years as the credit union's president and CEO. "Barbara has provided a tremendous service to our credit union by delivering outstanding leadership for more than two decades," said Houston Metropolitan Chairman of the Board Eric Dargan." She will be missed, but we are excited for her as she opens a new chapter in her life."

René comes to Houston Metropolitan FCU from United Community Credit Union, where he served as executive vice president/chief financial officer. He managed all of the strategic activities of the credit union, including lending, investments, accounting, marketing, business development, and human resources. 

René serves on many credit union associations in the community, including the Cornerstone Credit Union Association International Relations and Communications Committees, the Corporate American Corporate Credit Union National Users Committee, and the Fiserv Galaxy Data Processing System National Users Committee. Additionally, René serves as the chairman of Public Relations, Media, and Advertising Coop. of the Houston Chapter of Credit Unions.

René holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major emphasis in finance from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Additionally, René is a graduate of the Southwest CUNA Management School at Texas Christian University.

About Credit Union Resources, Inc. (Resources)

Resources' retained executive search practice specializes in helping credit unions across the nation identify the right executive that understands their philosophy and brings expertise to the board, management team, and staff. For more information, visit or call (832) 200–8714.