Chris Leggett, LGE Community Credit Union (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 225)
“We’re a purpose-driven organization…we’re here to serve our members. Period, end of story.” CEO Chris Leggett joins the show to discuss the community-based growth of LGE Community Credit Union and its focus on the needs of its members. The host of “North Fulton Business Radio” is John Ray and the show is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
LGE Community Credit Union
In 1951, seven Lockheed Georgia employees dreamed of a better way to bank and LGE Community Credit Union was born. Today LGE serves communities in Northwest Georgia as a not-for-profit financial institution. Unlike a bank, whose profits go to its shareholders, their profits go to our members in the form of better rates and lower fees. LGE is guided by a strong commitment to provide a better financial future for our members.
Headquartered in Marietta, LGE is now a $1.4 billion institution with offices in Acworth, Alpharetta, Austell, Canton, Dallas, East Cobb, Hiram, Kennesaw, Marietta, Roswell, Smyrna, West Cobb, and Woodstock. Anyone who lives or works in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, and Paulding counties is eligible to apply for membership, as are employees of many companies. Family members of existing members are also eligible.
For more information on LGE Community Credit Union, go to lgeccu.org.
Chris A. Leggett, President and CEO
Chris joined LGE in October 2007 and became CEO in January 2009. Chris began his career with First Florida Credit Union in Jacksonville, Florida; he served in various positions including IT Manager, VP/Branch Operations, and EVP/Chief Financial Officer. Chris also spent 4 years at PSCU-Financial Services, the country’s largest CUSO, as Director of National Sales. Leggett is active in several areas of the financial industry; he has served as Board Chair of both the Georgia Credit Union League and Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Director and Board Chair of Cooperative Services, Inc. (CSI), Advisory Board for CUNA’s CEO Roundtable, Advisory Committee for Velocity Solutions and Executive Advisory Council for CUSO Financial Services; Director for the LGE Community Outreach Foundation and LGE Insurance Services, LLC. Chris also serves on the Leadership Advisory Council for Congressman Barry Loudermilk. Chris is a graduate of the University of North Florida and the CUES CEO Institute. Chris is married to Tara for almost 24 years, and together they have two sons, Cole & Trent.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- history of LGE Community Credit Union
- purpose-driven organization
- retail loan and deposit accounts offered
- services for small business customers
- SBA loans and SBA Preferred Lender status
- LGE Community Outreach Foundation
North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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