|..................Original Board of Directors|
In 1961 a group of sixteen educators decided that forming a credit union would be an excellent benefit for the employees of The Departments of Education in Bradley County. The purpose of the credit union was to provide a low-cost, high-return financial resource for educators and their families.
On October 1, 1961 the Cleveland/Bradley County Teachers Federal Credit Union was chartered as a non-profit financial cooperative. The seven original Board of Directors were Charles Arnold, Dee Frisbee, Thomas C. Henley, O.J. Mattil, E.L. Ross, Bill Shultz, and J. Woodrow Wilson.
Currently, our Credit Union has grown from the original 16 to over 3,000 members while still holding true to our original charter - serving Bradley County, Cleveland City and Cleveland State Community College, Lee University and Tennessee Christian Academy employees and their families. We are in the process of expanding our field of membership to include all school employees, including private schools, and schools in surrounding counties. Our credit union is still owned by our members, each of whom has a vote in how this democratic organization is run.
However, our financial needs are different today than they were many years ago. Due to the changing needs of our members, we continually evaluate and upgrade our product and service offerings while maintaining the same mission as envisioned by those original 16 members.