Founders FCU CEO awarded the Order of the Palmetto

Posted April 12, 2013 7:12 am | Filed under Featured, News

L to R: Brumfield, Gregory

Founders Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bruce Brumfield has received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor.

Lancaster Senator Greg Gregory presented Brumfield the award on Tuesday on behalf of Governor Nikki Haley.

Reading a letter from Governor Haley, Gregory acknowledged Brumfield’s dedication to empowering and improving the lives of citizens in South Carolina and commended him on his unwavering commitment to service.

A native of Bogalusa, La., Brumfield has a 25-year career with Founders Federal Credit Union and has served as President and CEO since 2003.

Since that time, he has grown the credit union to the largest in South Carolina and one of the most successful in the nation with $1.6 billion in assets, 24 offices and more than 185,000 members.

First awarded in 1971 by Governor John West, the Order of the Palmetto is a once-in-a-lifetime award honoring extraordinary lifetime achievement and service to the state and nation.